Changing the Office Assistant

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated April 21, 2014)

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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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Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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What is one more than 2?

2016-08-04 06:54:37

sally

I have Word 2013, it tells me office assistant is no longer available.


2016-05-12 04:46:55

Azlina Abdul Wahab

I missed my Merlin wizard office assistant.

Can I have him back?

Does Microsoft Office Assistant exist in Office 2013?


2016-04-27 10:18:05

shivdas kamble

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


2015-03-23 11:50:13

Dennis M Butterfield

Does Microsoft Office Assistant exist in Office 2013?


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