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Keyboard shortcuts for using the Help window

By using the following keyboard shortcuts in Help, you can quickly accomplish many common tasks.

To do this… Use this keyboard shortcut…
Display the Help window. F1
Switch the cursor between the Help topic pane and the navigation pane (Contents, Search, and Index tabs). F6
Select the next hidden text or hyperlink. TAB
Select the previous hidden text or hyperlink. SHIFT+TAB
Perform the action for the selected Show All, Hide All, hidden text, or hyperlink. ENTER
Display the Options menu to access any Help toolbar command. ALT+O
Hide or show the navigation pane containing the Contents, Search, and Index tabs. ALT+O, and then press T
Display the previously viewed topic ALT+O, and then press B
Display the next topic in a previously displayed sequence of topics. ALT+O, and then press F
Return to the specified home page. ALT+O, and then press H
Stop the Help window from opening a Help topic (useful if you want to stop a Web page from downloading). ALT+O, and then press S
Open the Internet Options dialog box for Microsoft Internet Explorer, where you can change accessibility settings. ALT+O, and then press I
Refresh the topic (useful if you have linked to a Web page). ALT+O, and then press R
Print all topics in a book or a selected topic only. ALT+O, and then press P
Close the Help window. ALT+F4

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