Learn about the help features Office 2000 has available in this free lesson.
When you are running an Office application, you may have questions. Fortunately, there are several ways to get help in Office 2000.
Depending on the type of question you have, each of these methods can be useful.
Click the Help menu.
Click the Help icon.
Microsoft Help provides specific help for each of its applications. For example, if you are running Word, Microsoft Word Help is the first option in the Help menu. If you are running Excel, Microsoft Excel Help is the first option. When you choose this option, the Office Assistant (and its dialog box) appears, ready for you to type your question.
For more information on using the Office Assistant, read our Office Assistant lesson.
The What's This? command lets you point at any icon on the screen to have Office 2000 display a short description explaining the function of that particular icon.
This option provides you with the latest in Microsoft Help. News, tips, software updates, patches, and bug fixes are all available on Microsoft's Office on the Web website.
When you choose this option, Office 2000 starts your Internet browser and immediately loads the webpage. To use this option, you must have an Internet connection.
Browse the pages until you find the information you need. Choose FileExit from the menu bar, or simply close your browser window to return to your work.
Microsoft Publisher and PhotoDraw don't have an Office on the Web command. Instead, they have a Microsoft Web Site command.
The Word Perfect Help feature provides assistance for people who already know how to use Word Perfect, another word processing application. If you select About Microsoft Word, you will see copyright information.