Using the Ask a Question Box
The Ask a Question box is a new way to quickly open the Access Help system. The Ask a Question box resides at the top right of the Access application window.
For example, if you are working in Access and wish to view information on how to create a new table, type How do I create a table? into the Ask a Question box. Then press the Enter key. A shortcut menu appears below the Ask a Question box, as shown in Figure 10.1.
Figure 10.1. The Ask a Question box provides a list of Help topics that you can quickly access.
To access one of the Help topics supplied on the shortcut menu, click that particular topic. The Help window opens with topical matches for that keyword or phrase displayed.
In the case of the "new table" question used in Figure 10.1 you could select Create a table from the shortcut menu that appears. This opens the Help window and displays help on how to create a new Access table (see Figure 10.2).
Figure 10.2. The Ask a Question box provides a quick way to access the Help window.
In the Help window, you can use the links provided to navigate the Help system. Click any of the content links to expand the information provided on that particular topic. You can also use the Contents, Answer Wizard, and Index tabs to find additional information or look for new information in the Help window. You learn more about these different Help window tabs later in this lesson.