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Get Help with Excel

How to Get Help in Excel

Get Help with Excel

The Excel Help feature can answer questions and offer tips to help you get the most out of Excel’s tools.

The Tell Me Field

If you look at the ribbon, you’ll notice a field that says Tell me what you want to do. You can use this field to enter keywords and phrases about what you want to do, and get help with that.

  1. Click in the Tell Me field.
  2. Type what you want to do.

    Commands related to your search, from all the different ribbons, are grouped into this menu.

  3. Select the command you are looking for.
    The Tell Me Field

The Help Pane

When you don’t know how to do something in Excel, look up your question in the Excel Help files. The Excel Help articles can answer your questions, offer tips, and provide help for all of Excel’s features.

  1. Click the Help tab.
  2. Click the Help button.

    Press F1.

    The Help Pane

    A pane opens with help topics.

  3. Type a help topic and click the Search button.
  4. Select a topic.
    The Help Pane

Help in Office is online and requires a connection to the Internet.

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