I guess I should clarify a bit. Sometimes when I go to hit the Esc key, but hit the f1 key instead. That results in the wait for help to come up. I find it very irritating when I'm trying to get work done.
I'm not so much looking to disable it in a specific workbook, but for any Excel file I bring up on my PC.
Note: It's usually a good idea to save your work before running new macros.<hr>If you wish to always have the macro available and not just when one particular workbook is open - i.e. the macro is a "generic" macro; it is better to place the macro in your Personal Macro Workbook. This is a workbook that Excel automatically creates. If you use the Macro Recorder to record a macro, the dialog box asks where you want to store the macro: (a) the active wb, (b) a new wb or (c) in your Personal Macro wb. If you select Personal Macro Workbook and you have not previously recorded a macro there, Excel will create it for you, naming it Personal.xls and placing it in your Excel startup directory. This way every time you start Excel, Personal.xls will load and its macros will be available to you. (Note that Personal.xls is a hidden workbook and not an Excel Add-In.)
This code needs to go into the Workbook Code Module and not a Standard Module. In the VBE you should see a list of VB projects, including your personal macro workbook. If you do not, then hit Ctrl+R to activate the Project Explorer window. If it is collapsed, expand the item for your personal macro workbook. You should see a small XL icon and ThisWorkbook. Double click that to open the workbook code module. If you are in the correct spot, then the VBE's title bar should have "ThisWorkbook (Code)" in brackets at the end of the application title.