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How can I get rid of that ^$#*@& paperclip?

 

This page last revised: 03 Jan 2017 07:32:46 -0600  

(Office 97, Office 2000)

a. To keep it from being a nuisance but still have it available:

Call up the Office Assistant Help Microsoft Word Help .

Click on the Options button.

Uncheck the following boxes:

__ Respond to F1 key

__ Display Alerts

__ Using the mouse more effectively

__ Keyboard Shortcuts

__ Using features more effectively

__ Show tip of the day at Start Up

You will probably want to leave the one about wizards unchanged and I have left the one about programming checked. Click on the OK button.

When you have done this, the Office Assistant will no longer delay you when you start Word by offering some tip you may already know. If you press F1, you will get the traditional Windows help screen with Contents, Index, and Find (W97) or (W2k) the Word IE help screens. If you want the Office Assistant, click on the question mark icon on the Standard toolbar or select HelpMicrosoft Word Help .

If you are a new user, though, I would recommend keeping the tips turned on for quite a while. There are features to Word that will help you do your job that you probably won't find out about any other way.

b. Quick and dirty method 

Find the folder "Actors" and rename it something like "Actors was my name. I hold the Office Assistants." (To turn it back on you just rename it "Actors".) This will disable the Office Assistant. (Any different name will do.) Write down what you did in case you want to turn it back on. Store that information in a file named something like "How I turned off the Office Assistant.doc." That file should be some place where it can be found by Windows Explorer.

If you want to read more about taming the Office Assistant try:
http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customization/TameAssistant.htm

 

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Calculated Dates
Booklet Formatting and Printing in Microsoft Word
Changing the Default Font in Microsoft Word
Document linked to Printer in Microsoft Word
Fonts Missing from Menu in Microsoft Word
How can I get a different header / footer on the second page?
Heading? Header? Microsoft Word Help
More on Headers and Footers in Word
Letterhead
Mapped Content Controls and Document Properties
Weird Lines and Borders
Macros and VBA
Master Documents Feature in Microsoft Word
A Back CoverPage in Microsoft Word
Normal Template in Microsoft Word - How to Open or Find the Normal Template
My docs open in the wrong program! Re-registering Word using the commandline.
Moving (Sharing) Customizations in Microsoft Word
Global StyleSheet?
MVP means?
Naming Files - A System is the Key
Posting tips in the Microsoft Word Forums
Getting rid of that (*)#"@^ paperclip! - Taming the Office Assistant
Page X of Y doesn't work in Microsoft Word!
Save Changes to the Global Template? Keeps Popping Up
Templates in Microsoft Word
Global Templates
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