How do I prevent "Help" from opening when I open Excel?

Whenever I open Excel 2003 the Help feature opens on the right.
How do I pevent this?  I only want Excel to open with a new sheet.
Lee P
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12/12/2005 9:05:29 PM
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Help or TaskPane.

For Help, you should be able to close it using the "x" and next time open
Excel should not display.

If TaskPane, go to Tools>Options>View and uncheck "Startup Task Pane"

Gord Dibben Excel MVP

On Mon, 12 Dec 2005 13:05:29 -0800, "Lee P" <>

>Whenever I open Excel 2003 the Help feature opens on the right.
>How do I pevent this?  I only want Excel to open with a new sheet.
12/12/2005 9:34:55 PM
Thank you, Gord.  The uncheck worked.
Lee P

"Gord Dibben" wrote:

> Lee
> Help or TaskPane.
> For Help, you should be able to close it using the "x" and next time open
> Excel should not display.
> If TaskPane, go to Tools>Options>View and uncheck "Startup Task Pane"
> Gord Dibben Excel MVP
> On Mon, 12 Dec 2005 13:05:29 -0800, "Lee P" <>
> wrote:
> >Whenever I open Excel 2003 the Help feature opens on the right.
> >How do I pevent this?  I only want Excel to open with a new sheet.
Leep (4)
12/14/2005 2:09:01 AM

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