Returns a reference to the annoying Office Assistant character . For example, the following code displays the assistant and then animates its departure:

Sub TestAssistant(  )
     Application.Assistant.Visible = True
     With Application.Assistant.NewBalloon
        .Text = "Ciao for now!"
     End With
     Application.Assistant.Animation = msoAnimationGetArtsy
     Application.Assistant.Animation = msoAnimationGoodbye
End Sub

As of Office 2003, the assistant is no longer installed by default.

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