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In Depth Information
Figure 1-3 You can access Help from both your local system and the
resources available on Microsoft.com.
The entire help system in Office 2003 has been extended beyond individual
workstations. If you are connected to the Internet when you choose a help
topic or enter a word or phrase in the Ask-A-Question box at the top of
individual Office applications, the Help system displays not only the help
information on your local (or networked) system, but also brings to the Help window
information from microsoft.com (including Knowledgebase articles) that can
give you the most current information on the topic you need help with, as well
as links to additional resources.
Office on Microsoft.com is more than just how-to articles and help
resources. The new site has the same look and feel as the rest of Office 2003
and offers a number of new features, including these:
From the Experts
Mark Dodge, co-author of Microsoft Office Excel 2003 Inside Out had this
to say about the new, improved Office 2003 Help system: “Having this sort
of live connection with help content on the Web makes it more stable,
more up-to-date, and more likely that you’re going to get a lot better
information—more accurate than you’ve ever had before.” He adds that the
revised help and enhanced integration with Office on Microsoft.com will
help employers save time and money while providing a way for employees
to find fast answers and continued online training.