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    Charles Hobbs is offline Novice
    Windows 10 Access 2016
    Join Date
    Dec 2015

    Access 2016 Help Button?

    I have Microsoft 365 personal Account. I am building a database for personal management that fits me. Up until a week or so ago I could press the "?" help button and get information on formatting questions and other issues. This was very helpful. Now when I press the "?" button I get a message that says that Access Help is not working and refers me to for tutorials etc. Initially I just thought that Microsoft was just updating the feature. I am not so sure now as it has not come back. The help button was a lot better than divining into a 1300 page "2013 Access Bible" for help.

    Am I missing a setting of which I am not aware? Are others having this problem? Does anyone know how to fix the problem?


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    ItsMe is offline Sometimes Helpful
    Windows 8 Access 2013
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    I am not sure how you are accessing office 365. There are ways to access 365 without having an actual install of the application on your local computer. For local installs of office, you should be able to get to help using the F1 key on your keyboard. From there, you need to tell the help thingy not to use the default, which is online. Here is a picture of what I am talking about using Access 2013 ...

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    Charles Hobbs is offline Novice
    Windows 10 Access 2016
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    I ended up "Repair"ing Access. I could not find the page you mentioned. The F1 button worked in the other Office applications. Thanks

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