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Excel® 2010 Bible by John Walkenbach

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Appendix C. Additional Excel Resources

If I've done my job, the information provided in this book will be very useful to you. The book, however, can't cover every conceivable topic about Excel. Therefore, I've compiled a list of additional resources that you may find helpful.

I classify these resources into four categories: Excel's Help System, Microsoft technical support, Internet newsgroups, and Internet Web sites.

C.1. The Excel Help System

Many users tend to forget about an excellent source of information: the Excel Help system. This Help information is available by clicking the question mark icon in the upper-right corner of Excel's window. Or, just press F1. Either method displays Excel Help in a new window. Type your search query and then click Search.

NOTE

The Search button is a drop-down control that lets you specify what and where to search.

The Excel Help system isn't perfect — it often provides only superficial help and ignores some topics altogether — but, if you're stuck, a quick search of the Help system may be worth a try.

C.2. Microsoft Technical Support

Technical support is the common term for assistance provided by a software vendor. In this case, I'm talking about assistance that comes directly from Microsoft. Its technical support is available in several different forms.

C.2.1. Support options

The Microsoft support options are constantly changing. To find out what options are available (both free and fee-based), go to

http://support.microsoft.com

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