Microsoft Excel 2016 - Using Excel Help

This guide will show you how to use the Excel Help feature to make it easier to understand functions of Excel and find solutions.


Excel Help does basic things like show shortcuts for a function just by hovering the cursor over the button. It can also explain the purpose of the tool/function. Some functions even have visuals included.

Excel Help Window

Insights Panel

  1. From the same search area where “Get Help on [X]” is found, there is a search result which says “Smart Lookup on [X]”. 
  2. Select this option to open the Insights panel on the right-hand side of the excel window.

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