How do I get rid of the popup help on Microsoft products?

Question

Help screens automatically pop up in most W XP programs: Word, IE, Publisher.

It's especially annoying in Word, because the type written page shifts to accomodate the Task Pane and when you hide the task pane-the page doesn't return to normal.

Is there a way to Disable Help untill you "ask" for it. At the slightest hesitation of the mouse-the help screens "pop-up"!?!

I don't want help untill I need it. It's like 'telemarketers".

I've searches the Index, Glossary, Edit, View, Tools, Options, Start-up and other places and haven't found disabling help listed.

Thanks, Bob

Answer

This question was answered on November 14, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You can right click on the help assistant and choose hide assistant When you want it to appear again the box with the question mark in it on the tool bar will bring it back.

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Posted by Susan of Mesa Community College on November 14, 2003