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

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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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Applies To: Access 2013, Access 2010, Excel 2013, Excel 2010, InfoPath 2013, InfoPath 2010, OneNote 2010, Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Project 2010, Publisher 2013, Publisher 2010, SharePoint Designer 2010, Groove 2010, Visio 2013, Visio 2010, Word 2013, Word 2010, Excel Starter, Project 2010 Standard, Visio Premium 2010, Visio Standard 2010, Word Starter, OneNote 2013, PowerPoint 2013, Project Professional 2013, Project 2013 Standard, Visio 2016 Preview



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