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You probably disabled it in a setting. Go to Play Store -> Settings and click "Add icon to Home screen" under "General"
These days you can add a widget that directly links to a Google Doc. It seems like it doesn't work on all devices (or perhaps all home screens?) though, as on my girlfriend's phone the widget doesn't appear even though Google Drive (the app that allegedly provides the widget) is installed.
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