Make offline help default

Good Afternoon;
    I am running Project 2003.  
    I am also running XP Home with all SPs on board.  
    I am also running Office 2002 Pro.

    Whenever I go to help, Project immediately goes to the online help.  I don't want that.  I find that what I need to know is available faster from the offline help.

    I have tried the Office Assistant, but it has the same setting.  Even though it doesn't in Office.

    I find that it brings the program to a halt while it connects, then it fights with the firewall (I know that I could just set the firewall to let it connect, but I don't see why Project needs to go online, and I'm not gonna let it.)  Then there is a lag while I tell it to stay offline, and then, lickety split, I get the answer I wanted in the first place.

    Offline help has been good all along, it isn't any more limited, I think, for the simple questions I ask than the online help, and that's where I wanna start.

    I have tried the online and offline help systems to figure out how to change that default.  I have gone to the Options menu and been through the tabs to see if anything allows anything other than online as the default.

    Any thoughts?

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hi John,

To set your preferences for using Microsoft Project Offline Help content, do the following:

On the Help menu, click Microsoft Project Help to display the Microsoft Project Help task pane.
Under See also in the task pane, click Online Content Settings.
In the Service Options dialog box, do one or more of the following:
To show offline Help topics first when searching, clear the "Search online content when connected" check box.
To show offline Help topics only and to turn off all links to Microsoft Office Online, clear the "Show content and links from Microsoft Office Online" check box.

Note  These settings apply to all of your Office programs, however they will not take effect in any open Office program until you restart the program.


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Flatlander2233Author Commented:
Thanks, Haris,
    This works fine!!!!    

     Thanks so much.  That was really getting my undies in a bundle, and I was about to start talking about Bill Gates mother's species.....

     Have a good New Years and a wonderful 2006.  

     It was worth the points.

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