by Allen Wyatt
(last updated February 28, 2015)
One of the changes introduced in Excel 2003 was a greater reliance by the program on online help systems. When you choose to display Excel's Help system and then search for information on a topic, by default Excel also returns help topics from the Web, specifically from Microsoft's Web sites.
You can, if desired, configure Excel 2003 so that it won't access any online information. To make this change, follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Service Options dialog box.
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