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Help

Part 1. Getting Started > Getting Help

Getting Help

Type a question in the Type a question for help field. For example, in Excel, type how do I repeat similar items?.

When you press Enter, the Search Results task pane opens, displaying a list of possible answers from Microsoft.com. Click the link that seems like the best match.

Read the information in the Help Window. Click additional links in the Search Results Task pane until your question is answered. Click Close (x) when finished.

INTRODUCTION

Microsoft makes it easy for you to get help in Excel—even if you don't know exactly what type of help you need. In addition to typing a question into the Type a question for help field in the Excel window, you can also use the Help task pane to find other Help resources to get on track.


TIP

Helping yourself

If none of the search results adequately answer your question, scroll to the bottom of the Search Results pane and click the Tips for better search results link for tips on conducting more effective searches.


TIP

Trying again

If the link you clicked in the Search Results pane doesn't answer your question, click the pane's Back button (similar to the Back button in a Web browser), and then type a new question or visit other help areas and try again.


To use the Help task pane to get help, click the down arrow at the top of the Search Results task pane and select Help from the list that appears.

In the Search field, type a key term relating to the task you need help with; then press Enter or click the green arrow.

Click the Search Results task pane's Close button (x), located at the top of the pane, to close it.


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