Shift F1 Key for context sensitive help

Posted on 2006-04-13
Last Modified: 2006-11-18
In Word 2003, when I press Shift F1 I get the reveal formats pane. Previously I got the icon of an arrow with a question mark and could click on any part of the doc or an icon and get context sensitive help on where I clicked. Does this not exist anymore?

Question by:contrain
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    Yeah, it's been removed.  I guess Microsoft thought that their help files are more helpful :S

    Some dialogs still have the little question mark, but it just opens up a help file page about that dialog - which IMO is better than the "What's this?".

    You can add the "Help Tool" button via Toosl > Customize, but I haven't been able to make it work.

    Anyway, that's the deal.
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    The HelpTool used used to act in two parts. What it did on a document was called "Reveal Formatting" and still is, though it's now a wonderful 'Task Pane'. It's the bit that explained the other parts of the Word window that seems to have disappeared altogether.

    I also have been unable to get the HelpTool Word command to do anything at all.

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