Show or hide ScreenTips

ScreenTips are small windows that display descriptive text when you rest the pointer on a command or control.

ScreenTip

Enhanced ScreenTips are larger windows that display more descriptive text than a ScreenTip and can have a link to a Help article.

Enhanced ScreenTip

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Show or hide ScreenTips

Watch a video to learn more about ScreenTips

Show or hide ScreenTips

  1. Click the File tab.

  2. Click Options.

  3. Click General.

  4. Under User interface options , in the ScreenTip style list, click the option that you want:

    • Show feature descriptions in ScreenTips      This option turns on ScreenTips and Enhanced ScreenTips so that you see more information about a command, including the command name, keyboard shortcuts, art, and links to Help articles. This is the default setting.

    • Don't show feature descriptions in ScreenTips      This option turns off Enhanced ScreenTips so that you see only the command name and maybe a keyboard shortcut.

    • Don't show ScreenTips      This option turns off ScreenTips and Enhanced ScreenTips so that you only see the command name.

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Watch a video to learn more about ScreenTips

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Note:  The video shows the Office 2010 user interface (UI), but it still gives you a good idea of how the feature still works in Office 2013.

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