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Getting Excel Help Like a Pro

Finding Excel help is often much easier than you might think. In addition to a variety of formal training classes, there are also several ways you can obtain Excel help on your own. One of the easiest ways to do that is using the internal help functions built into the Excel software. Learning how to use and navigate the Excel help built-in to the program is an important skill any serious student of Excel should learn. It will enable you to become more self-sufficient and also allow you to explore some of the more advanced functionality within Excel.

Good Excel Help is Easy to Find

To open the internal Excel help, simply navigate to the upper-right hand corner of your screen and click the question mark:

Excel Help

In the next window that pops up, simply type your question (or subject keyword) in the search bar. If we needed to know how to password protect an Excel workbook, we would simply type “password protect workbook” in the search bar and get these results:

Excel Help Password Protect

The first few results will take you to the “official” Microsoft help, either to the internal help files or Microsoft’s support website. The Excel help comes in a variety of different formats, allowing you to choose the format that is best suited for your situation. There are articles, videos, and even help forums, where you can ask and answer Excel help-related questions.

After the first few search results, the search will start to pull in Excel help from all over the internet. So, if you want to stick to the official Microsoft help, it’s generally best to use the first five or so search results. However, if you’re having trouble finding a solution to your problem, many of the websites that show up in the search results can be valuable alternative resources.

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