Clippy is Microsoft's animated, talking paperclip avatar, first included with Microsoft Office 95, that can assist users perform various tasks. On April 11, 2001, Microsoft announced that it would remove Clippy from future releases of Microsoft Office; however, after the release of Office XP, it was found that Clippy (Office Assistant) was still present, just not installed by default. The picture is an example of what the Office Assistant looked like in Microsoft Office 2000.
How to Enable or disable Clippy
- Click Help at the top of the window. If you don't see Help, try pressing the Alt key.
- Click Show the Office Assistant or Hide the Office Assistant. If the Office Assistant continues to appear, right-click the Office Assistant and click Options. Within the Options window, uncheck Use the Office Assistant and click Ok.