Working with Office
Task panes, introduced in Office 2002, are help windows that provide quick access to commands associated with specific topics. You summon a task pane by selecting a command from the Menu bar (or by pressing F1 to summon the Help task pane), and it normally appears on the right side of your screen, tiled with the program window.
If you'd rather have your task panes in some other part of your screen, no problem: You can "untile" a task pane and move it to any part of the screen you like. If you untile a task pane and let it float free on your screen, you can also resize it, just for good measure.
Here's how you can move or resize a task pane by using your keyboard:
When you're finished moving or resizing, press ESC.
Note: With some task panes, if you move them up into the toolbars or down into the status bar, the pane attaches itself to the bars and orients itself horizontally. To return the task pane to its vertical orientation, use the arrow keys to move it away from the bars.