There IS a really quick and easy way to do this.
Open a Windows Explorer (not IE) window
(right-click on "Start", select "Explore")
navigate to the Shortcut Bar folder
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Shortcut Bar\Office
** You may need to do a search to find the right folder, if this isn't
the exact path name **
Open a second Windows Explorer window, and navigate to
C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet
where "user" is your username
Again, you may need to do a search on "Quick Launch" to find the exact
path name for the folder.
In the Office Shortcut Bar folder, highlight all of the shortcuts you
wish to copy, then right-click on one of the highlighted items and
select "Copy". Then drag the group into the Quick Launch folder in the
other Explorer Window and drop the items there. You should be all set!
(You can highlight more than one item in a folder by clicking on the
first item, then holding down <ctrl> and clicking on the others you
wish to select.)
More information on customizing your Quick Launch toolbar can be found here:
my own knowledge of Windows
copying from office shortcut to quick launch
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