Missing Word Icon

Do you have a missing Word icon that keeps you from opening your document? Listen and learn as the Tech Woes IT pros solve the mystery of the missing Word icon.

A Missing Word Icon

really won’t keep you from opening a document.Missing Word icon Nevertheless, many people prefer to have an icon on their computer desktop or taskbar. Indeed, it is fairly simple to put an icon on the desktop or taskbar. Once you find the program, right-click and specify Pin to Taskbar or Send to Desktop (create shortcut). Of course, you do need Word (or other document software) to make this work. Since Word is not free software, it is not always preinstalled on new computers.

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of a person with a document to open and a tech support person. In this case, it appears that the caller is pranking the tech support guy. In the end, tech support guy may have the last laugh. As is my policy, I have changed the names to protect the guilty. Any resemblance to real life situations is purely coincidental. Or is it? Perhaps, it is a little bit of both. I hope you enjoy my goofy attempt at geek humor.   I welcome you to express your opinions and share your frustrating experiences in the comments below.  If you enjoyed this post, please feel free to share it with others. Thank you for stopping by.  Craig Herberg

Unhelpful tech support guy: Technical support.  How may we humiliate you?

Unsuspecting tech woes victim: I need help opening a document.

Unhelpful tech support guy: Ok.  Click on the Word icon on your desktop.

Unsuspecting tech woes victim: I don’t have a Word icon on my desktop.

Unhelpful tech support guy: No Word icon?  What do you have on your desktop?

Unsuspecting tech woes victim: A coffee cup, a newspaper, and a bag of potato chips.

Unhelpful tech support guy: No, no, on your computer desktop.

Unsuspecting tech woes victim: A computer?  You have to have a computer?

Unhelpful tech support guy: Say, aren’t you the CIO?

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