Better Help

This article assumes you’ve installed Office. If you need help getting set up, please see Download, install, upgrade, and activate Office.

OK, now you’ve got Office up and running and you need to figure out how to do something. But just finding Help can be frustrating sometimes, so here are two ways you can get there fast.

  • Press F1.

  • Click the question mark ? in the upper right corner of any Office program.

    Note    The ? is located in slightly different spots and looks a bit different but Office 2007, 2010, and 2013 Mac Office, and Office Online all have it.

    Click question mark to open Office Help

    Help question mark in Word 2013

    Click the question mark to open Office Help

    Help question mark in Word 2010

    Click the question mark to open Help

    Help question mark in Word 2007

    Click the question mark to open Office Help

    Help question mark in Word Online

    Click the question mark to open Mac Office Help

    Help question mark in Word for Mac 2011

Get answers faster

If you find yourself searching for answers on Bing or Google, we can save you time. For some versions of Office we’ve consolidated search results, which is a fancy way of saying that we’ve added Internet search results right in Office Help. Now you’ll see the Help articles that we’ve written right next to content from the Internet.

Once you get to Help, use the search box to find exactly what you’re looking for. It’s better than searching the whole Internet because we’ll only show you help for the version of Office you’re using (in other words, you won’t have to wade through search results for Word 2007 when all you care about is Word 2013).

Applies To: Office 2013, Office 2010, Word for Mac 2011, Lync for Mac 2011, Office 2007, PowerPoint for Mac 2011, Excel for Mac 2011, Outlook for Mac 2011



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