Learn about the help features Office 2003 has available in this free lesson.
When working in an Office 2003 program, you may have questions. Fortunately, Office 2003 provides several ways to get the answers you need.
Depending on what type of question you have, each of these methods can be helpful.
Office 2003's Help provides help for each of its programs. For example, if you are running Word 2003 Microsoft Word Help is the first option in the Help menu. If you are running Excel 2003, Microsoft Excel Help is the first option in the Help menu.
The Office Assistant, or "Clippit," looks like a cartoon paperclip. It answers questions about Office 2003 programs.
When you click on the Office Assistant, a dialog box appears.
If the Office Assistant is in your way, you can click and drag it to a new location on the screen.
This option provides you with the latest in Microsoft Help. News, tips, software updates, patches, and bug fixes are all available online at the Microsoft Office Assistance Center.
When you choose this option, Office 2003 starts your Internet browser and immediately loads the webpage. To use this option, you must have an Internet connection and account.
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.