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Application.Assistant Property

Office 2007
Returns an Office.Assistant object that represents the Microsoft Office Assistant.



expression   A variable that represents an Application object.

Return Value


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The Microsoft Office Assistant and AnswerWizard objects have been deprecated in the 2007 release of the Microsoft Office system.


This example displays the Office Assistant.

Visual Basic for Applications
Sub ShowAssistant()
    Assistant.Visible = True
End Sub

This example moves the Office Assistant to the upper-left corner of the screen and displays a custom message in a balloon.

Visual Basic for Applications
Sub ShowAssistantUpperLeft()
    Dim blnAssistant As Balloon

    With Assistant
        Set blnAssistant = .NewBalloon

        'Moves the Office Assistant
        .Move xLeft:=100, yTop:=100

            'Sets and displays a message with the Office Assistant
            With blnAssistant
                .Mode = msoModeAutoDown
                .Text = "What may I do for you today?"
                .Button = msoButtonSetTipsOptionsClose
            End With

    End With

End Sub