Help Viewer and Programmability Help

One of the questions I’ve heard is about help for the object models Office programs expose.  In particular, some users are very interested in object model or developer help; some end-users would only be confused by this, since they don’t understand Visual Basic or the programmability features of Office applications. I’m happy to say that…

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More about the Help Viewer

I have some preliminary screen shots of the “Office 12” help viewer.  Remember that this is all pre-beta and so may change some, but it is all working today and indicates our direction in “Office 12”. A lot of this is in response to customer feedback on the help viewer in Office 2003. The viewer…

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Office 12 and Assistance

We’ve started unveiling some of the features in the new upcoming version of Office, code-named “Office 12”.  One of the big ones from my team is a new help interface for Office applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. We introduced in Office 2003 the idea of connected help, which I’ve written about before here –…

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