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Help Microsoft Word Help 1 2 3 4 5 6 10 7 8 9 Help 11 Figure 12-3. Configuring (or disabling) the Office Assistant you click the assistant itself ). If the assistant is turned off, the button starts up the traditional help window. In addition to providing a way to search for help topics, the Office Assistant does a few other things. Perhaps the best way to see some of these things is to look at the Office Assistant con- figuration options. While the Office Assistant is showing, right-click it and choose Options from the shortcut menu. This opens up the dialog box shown in Figure 12-3 and provides access to the options detailed in the following list. 1. Gallery . Choose from a number of different Office Assistants. Click the Gallery tab and scroll through the characters displayed. Select one and he'll be your pal from then on. The least annoying assistant? Probably Einstein. You'll likely need to install additional assistants from your CD, so make sure to have it handy. Other assistants are also available from the Office web site. 2. Use the Office Assistant . Remove the check next to "Use the Office Assistant" to turn it off completely. From then on, Word only displays the traditional help win- dow, regular dialog boxes, and none of the Office Assistant's tips. 3. Respond to F1 key . You can also leave the assistant running, but control what types of things it responds to. The "Respond to F1 key" option makes the assistant respond to the context-sensitive help invoked using the F1 key. 4. Help with wizards . This option causes the assistant to pop-up additional "helpful" text during Word's many wizards. Since the wizards themselves usually include most of the necessary information, this one is pretty useless. 5. Display alerts . Alerts are the dialog boxes that pop up asking things like "Do you want to save changes made to xyz.doc ?" This option makes it appear as if the as- Chapter 12:Help | 311