Turn Off feature description in screen tips in Microsoft Word

In Microsoft Word 2007, screen tips are available for each command. The screen tips by default show feature description. For example, the replace command screen tips with feature description looks as shown below

Screen tip with feature description in Word

ScreenTip Style in Word 2016, Word 2013, Word 2010 and Word 2007

Microsoft Word provides option to enable or disable feature description in Screen Tip. If you do not want to display the feature description with screen tips, it can be configured using the Word Options.

In Word 2016, Word 2013, Word 2010File –> Options –> General –> User Interface Options –> ScreenTip Style

ScreenTip style in Word 2013

In Word 2007 –> Click on Word Options -> Popular menu -> Top options for working with Word -> ScreenTip Style

ScreenTip Style in Word 2007

Using the ScreenTip Style drop down you can configure screen tips settings to Don’t show feature descriptions in screen tips. The other available values include Show feature descriptions in screen tips and Don’t show screen tips.

Screen tips for Word with out feature description looks as shown below.

ScreenTip without feature description

Also See: Ribbon Display Options in Office 2013

In Category: MS Office, Word 2007, Word 2010, Word 2013, Word 2016

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  • Firas December 20, 2009, 3:50 pm

    i still cant see the screentip, and im using Vista B, is it related


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