by Allen Wyatt
(last updated August 4, 2014)
Ben noted that Word doesn't seem to have a built-in, offline Help capability anymore, as it did in earlier versions of the program. When he attempts to get help, all inquiries seem to have to be online. He wonders if he is missing something in his installation of Word.
Actually, Word has both online and offline help capabilities. The default settings for Word, however, always use the online capabilities in preference to the offline ones. To change the settings, follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Word Help dialog box.
If, for some reason, you still cannot access the Help system on your local system (without going online), then you may need to reinstall Word or repair your installation of Word.
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