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Chapter 1. Getting Started with Office > Getting Help from the Office Assistant

Getting Help from the Office Assistant

Often the easiest way to learn how to accomplish a task is to ask someone who knows. Now, with Office, that knowledgeable friend is always available in the form of the Office Assistant. Using everyday language, just tell the Office Assistant what you want to do and it walks you through the process step by step. If the personality of the default Office Assistant—Clippit—doesn't appeal to you, choose from a variety of other Office Assistants.

Ask the Office Assistant for Help

Click the Help button on the Standard toolbar, or click the Office Assistant.

Click the Office Assistant, if necessary, to display the help balloon.

Type your question about a task you want help with.

Click Search.

Click the topic you want help with, and then read the information.

After you're done, click the Close button.

To refine the search, click the list arrow, select a search area, and then click the Start Searching button.

When you're done, click the Close button on the task pane.

Click the Help menu, and then click Hide the Office Assistant.


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