Chapter 4

Getting Help from Office 2016


Opening and browsing the Help window

Searching the Help window

Changing the appearance of the Help window

Microsoft always tries to make each new version of Microsoft Office easier to use than the previous version. Yet it’s likely that you’ll still have questions about using the features buried in one of the many Office programs.

To answer any questions, Office 2016 provides a Help system, which lets you browse through different help topics until you (hopefully) find the answer you need. There are two ways to use the Help system:

  • Press F1 to open a Help window.
  • Click in the “Tell me what you want to do” text box and type a brief description of what type of help you want.

remember To view the latest help information about Office 2016, make sure that your computer is connected to the Internet.

Searching in the Help Window

To search for help, you can type in one or more keywords. Such keywords can identify a specific topic, such as Printing or Editing charts.

remember If you misspell a topic, the Help system may not understand what you want to find, so check your spelling.

To search the Help window by typing in a keyword or two, follow these steps:

  1. Press F1 to display the Help window, as shown in Figure 4-1.
  2. Click in the Search Help list ...

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