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Ten Minute Guide to Access 97 by Faithe Wempen

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Asking the Office Assistant

You have probably already met the Office Assistant; it's the paper clip character that pops up to give you advice. Don't let its whimsical appearance fool you, though; behind the Office Assistant is a very powerful Help system.

No More Answer Wizard

The Office Assistant has replaced the Answer Wizard feature from Access for Windows 95.

Turning the Office Assistant On or Off

By default, the Office Assistant is turned on and sits in a little box on top of whatever you're working on, as shown in Figure 4.1. You can turn it off by clicking the Close (X) button in its top right corner.

Figure 4.1. The Office Assistant appears in its own window on top of the Access window.

To turn the Office Assistant on again, click ...

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