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Online Help: Now!

Friday, August 10th, 2007 by | Filed Under: MS Office Help

Online Help: Now!

If you’re someone who uses the help available within the MS Office Suite programs and you’re working in one of the newest versions of Office (at least Office XP), I’ve got some good news for you today!

You may remember that in the older versions of Office Suite, you had to go through the Office Assistant or the Help menu to start the program help. What a pain! (Or if you’re a keyboard enthusiast, the F1 key is your preferred method and keep in mind, that hasn’t changed).

Well, one handy little change to the newer versions of the Office Suite is a direct and immediate way to access the program help.

Take a look just below the Minimize, Resize and Close buttons in the upper right corner of the program title bar.

Do you see it?

Yep, that’s right. We’re looking for the little field that’s sitting so quietly, just awaiting your command.

It’s called “Ask A Question” and it is immediate access to the program help. Simply type in your question and hit the Enter key.

Poof! Just like with the Office Assistant, you’ll be given a list of possible topics from which to choose and you can then proceed from there.

The difference?

You don’t have to go through the hassle of accessing the Assistant to type in the question anymore. It’s a more direct way to access the help information.

That’s what I call getting some help right this second!

~ April

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