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I would like to have a shortcut on my desktop to a excel document in Google Docs?

How can I create a shortcut (icon) like this? I use Google Chrome as web browser.

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There is a solution here;

http://www.ampercent.com/create-desktop-shortcuts-of-google-docs-documents/6710/

  1. Open the document or spreadsheet in your Google docs account and copy the full URL of the document.
  2. Create a new desktop shortcut and type the URL of he document in the shortcuts location.
  3. All done, now you have a new shortcut in your desktop – double clicking which will launch the Google document in a new browser tab or window. Now associate specific icon files with these shortcuts so that you can identify them at a glance.

Hope this helps.

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Google Drive now lets you "Share" your documents. You can use this to copy the direct URL to your file.

  1. Right-click on the document you want to point to and select Share.
  2. Copy the URL provided
  3. Right-click on your desktop and select 'New' > 'Shortcut' and paste in the copied URL.

Share file

Copy URL

Save as shortcut

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Go to options and create the shortcut.

Screenshot in spanish:

Screenshot

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Options where? It's not clear how you're doing this. –  Al E. Jun 6 '13 at 17:28
    
Could you also please show the menu options in English? It will be difficult for non Spanish speakers to understand this. –  Andrew Lott Jun 6 '13 at 19:29

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