View Full Version : Excel 2003 'Getting Started' nag pane

Billy T
01-09-2010, 11:01 AM
Hi Team

I have a fresh install of Excel 2003 on my laptop and every time I open it the 'Getting Started' pane appears on the RHS of the screen. I've looked through all of the options under Tools but can't see anything to shut it down permanently.

Any ideas, or do I just have to put up with it for the first ?? number of uses?


Billy 8-{)

01-09-2010, 11:27 AM
Try going into help and switching off "help assistant" ... been a while since I've used 2003 but the help files should be able to tell you how to do it.

kahawai chaser
01-09-2010, 11:48 AM
Have you tried tools - options - then view - where I think their should be a reference to the task pane to uncheck.

01-09-2010, 01:48 PM
kahawai chasers post is what you want:

1. Click "Tools" - "Options".
2. When the "Options" multi-tabbed dialog box appears, click the "View" tab.
3. Uncheck "Startup Task Pane" next to "Show".
4. Click "OK" to close the dialog box.

Billy T
01-09-2010, 05:53 PM
Thanks all, I am now nag-free, until Mrs T gets home that is! :devil

Problem is, I can't find the Help file for that problem and the service opens up randomly at all times of the day or night. I think I've been hijacked!

Maybe I could try reformatting then installing a more up to date operating system, but I'm worried I might not know how to drive a more modern version!


Billy 8-{) :p