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.

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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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