Help Features in Office XP

Learn about the help features Office XP has available in this free lesson.

Using the Office Assistant

When you click the Office Assistant, a dialog box appears.

To use the Office Assistant:
  • Click the Office Assistant.
  • Type your question in the dialog box, then click Search.

A question typed into the Office Assistant's dialog box

THEN

  • Choose a helpful suggestion, or click See More...
  • When you click a helpful suggestion or search button, a Help window pops up on the right side of the screen, listing topics related to your question.
  • Click a subtopic you hope will give you the answer you want.
  • Click the close button in the upper-right corner to close the Help window.

Office Assistant responding to a question

If the Office Assistant is in your way, you can click and drag it to a new location on the screen.