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Changing the Office Assistant

Some days you feel like a paper clip, other days you feel like a genius or a dog. You can change the Office Assistant used by Word to reflect your moods, if you so desire. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. If the Office Assistant is not visible on your screen, asking you what you would like to know, press F1. If the Office Assistant still does not display, choose Show the Office Assistant from the Help menu.
  2. The Office Assistant should be displayed under a cartoon balloon that has two or three buttons at the bottom. If so, click on the Options button. If not, right-click on the Office Assistant and choose Options from the resulting Context menu. Either way, Word displays the Office Assistant dialog box.
  3. Click on the Gallery tab. (See Figure 1.)
  4. Figure 1. The Gallery tab of the Office Assistant dialog box.

  5. Scroll through the available Office Assistant characters by using the Back and Next buttons.
  6. When you find an assistant you like, click on OK.

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Comments for this tip:

sally    04 Aug 2016, 06:54
I have Word 2013, it tells me office assistant is no longer available.
Azlina Abdul Wahab    12 May 2016, 04:46
I missed my Merlin wizard office assistant.

Can I have him back?

Does Microsoft Office Assistant exist in Office 2013?
shivdas kamble    27 Apr 2016, 10:18
I know most don't like the office assistant, but I'am recently using to 2013 and miss my kitty. Is it possible to get it for 2013

this is very enjoyable dog giving me suggestion in where i going wrong.

please find where my kitty
Dennis M Butterfield    23 Mar 2015, 11:50
Does Microsoft Office Assistant exist in Office 2013?

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