13 Replies Latest reply: Aug 8, 2011 7:28 AM by chad e4
chad e4 Level 1 (15 points)

I wanted to move the icon for Word in Office:mac to the Dock for easier access to it.  I clicked Office and then dragged the Word image to the dock.  It disappeeared.  Maybe  it went into the TRash?  I cannot find it in the trash.  I cannot find it in Office:MAc application either.  How do I get it back and how do I place a COPY on the dock?

 

New to macs.


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), free transition Snow Leopard to Lio
  • Barney-15E Level 8 (46,319 points)

    Where exactly on the Dock did you drop it? If you dropped it in a Folder on the Dock, then it is likely in that Folder. When you drop, you must wait for the other icons to move out of the way, then drop.

    Also, check the Desktop as you might have accidentally dropped it there.

  • captfred Level 7 (26,290 points)

    An easy way is to start the app from applications folder, then it will appear on the dock.  Right click (cntl click) the icon on the dock and select options > keep in dock.

     

    Regards,

    Captfred

  • CT Level 6 (17,545 points)

    Where exactly did you go to get Office in the first place? Put differently, where are you looking and can't (now) find it?

     

    Did you get it from the sidebar on the left of the Finder window?

     

    charlie

  • chad e4 Level 1 (15 points)

    Not on the desktop.  Don't know where EXACTLY where it dropped.

  • Barney-15E Level 8 (46,319 points)

    Do you have any idea what you tried to drop it in-between?

  • chad e4 Level 1 (15 points)

    How did I get to the Word app?  There is an applications folder on the dock.  Inside that is a Microsoft 2011 folder. Clicking on that produces a number of icons or aliases or whatever they are called in Mac-ese.  One of these has a big W for Word.  I do not have a sidebar on the left of the Finder Window.

  • chad e4 Level 1 (15 points)

    no.

  • CT Level 6 (17,545 points)

    Have you tried searching via spotlight for the file(s)?

     

    Also, it's a long shot, but you can actually press command-z for undo - it might undo what you did if it was the last thing you did.

     

    charlie

  • chad e4 Level 1 (15 points)

    If I follow your instructions, I am looking at a Window with Office applications like Excel and Powerpoint but NOT WORD.  That was my question  Where did the Word application shortcut go?

  • chad e4 Level 1 (15 points)

    Yes, I did enter the word "Word" into the spotlight.  It shows me folders, images, pdf documents, web pages, web searchs, and others.  It shows me the dictionary definition.  It shows movies.   But not Applcations or Shortcuts. 

  • CT Level 6 (17,545 points)

    What happens if you double-click on a word file?

     

    If word launches, you can find it by control-clicking on its icon and selecting "Show in Finder", under options.

     

    charlie

  • softwater Level 5 (5,370 points)

    Read Captfred's answer above.

  • chad e4 Level 1 (15 points)

    Yes, thanks, I read Captfred post and also replied to it that it did not address my issue.

     

    Update: I found the Word icon in the Trash.  Don't know why it did not appear before when I looked but it did now.  What id did was to delete something else, and then click on Trash, and I got a window that included the missing W.    Right clicking on the W image leads to a "Put Back" option.  That puts the W back in the Application.

     

    So how come the Spotlight did not find it before?  Spotlight finds it now that it is back where it was.  Does that mean spotlight does not search in Trash?  Is there a way to customize spotlight so that it will search in the trash?

     

    I was also able to get the icon into the dock and customize it with the option "keep in dock"

     

    So final question: where is there a video or manual that goes into enough detail about Trash that it would include the information that there is a "Put Back" option?  I am not asking because I want to know how to put something back.  I am asking because that is a detail that was left out of everything I have seen before. Including a manual by Apple called portable genius.  So if a manual or video mentions Put Back then that is a clue that is thorough and comprehsnsive.