Looking for help with a feature? You can access the product Help in three different ways:

  • Just type your query in the Tell me what you want to do box. From the search results, you can quickly get to features you want to use or actions you want to perform. For help content on your search phrase, click the option Get Help on "search phrase".

    Shows the "tell me" search box on the ribbon in Word.

  • You can also access Help from the File menu. In any Office app, click File and in the top right corner, click the familiar ? button.

    Shows the help icon in file backstage in Word 2016
  • Or use the F1 function key anytime to open the Help Viewer window for the Office app you are working on.

Add a help shortcut to the Quick Access Toolbar

You can also add a help shortcut to your Quick Access Toolbar if you want to be able to get to it easily. Here's how:

  1. Select File > Options > Quick Access Toolbar.

  2. Under the dropdown where it says Choose commands from, select All Commands.

  3. Select Help from the list of commands to add to the Quick Access Toolbar.

  4. Click Add.

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  5. When you're done, click OK. The shortcut to help will be added to your Quick Access Toolbar in the upper-left corner.

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