Microsoft Office 2003 uses a streamlined Help system that is primarily accessed using the new Help task pane. Options available in previous versions of Office such as the Office Assistant and the Ask a Question box are also available in Office 2003 for accessing help.
You can open the Help task pane by selecting the Help menu and then accessing the Help command for the current application. For example, to access the Help task pane in Word, select Help and then Microsoft Word Help . The Help task pane appears as shown in Figure 1.3.
Figure 1.3. The Help task pane allows you to search for help and access online Office resources.
The Help task pane enables you to search using keywords. You also have access to up-to-date help via Office online. For more about the new Office Help system, see Lesson 5, "Getting Help in Microsoft Office."