The Office Assistant is another shared Office component that you can take advantage of in Access 2000. Its purpose is to take the various products and to make them a little more personable, while at the same time helping users.
The Assistant is one of those tools that people tend to either love or hate. The reason for this is that, while the Assistant is cute with all the animations that it can do, it can be irritating having someone making funny faces and feats while telling you that you made an error. Plus, some of the antics can get old after awhile.
If you press F1 in the main Database window, a small window appears, displaying the Assistant you've chosen (see Figure 20.18).