How to enable Shortcut Keys in ScreenTips in Word 2013

Microsoft Office Word 2013 remains one of the most popular word processing software. There’s no shortage of shortcuts in it. If you find these shortcuts useful in enhancing your productivity, Microsoft Office Word 2013 application offers the provision for including them easily. For instance, you can make Word include shortcut keys in ScreenTips.

ScreenTips are small windows that display descriptive text when you rest the pointer on a command/control or a tab/button. Having this ability of displaying an associated shortcut key for a function by simply hovering over the button is a surefire tip for learning Word’s shortcut keys.

Enable Shortcut Keys in ScreenTips in Word

Make the Word Options dialog box open from the background of the application and chose ‘Options’ from the list of items on the left.

Next, under the ‘Word Options’ dialog box, select ‘Advanced’ option.

Enable Shortcut Keys in ScreenTips in Word

Then, scroll down until you find the ‘Display’ section and check the ‘Show shortcut keys in ScreenTips’ box.

Click ‘OK’ to final the changes and close the ‘Word Options’ dialog box.

Beginning now, when you hover your mouse cursor over a button on the ribbon, the shortcut key for that command will be displayed in the ScreenTip.

Also, you can select the desired option you want from the User Interface options in the ScreenTip style list. You can select the following –

Screen tips style

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.

So, go ahead and use this trick to create your professional documents in quick time. Word 2013 features some pretty impressive techniques for efficiently building the documents you need for your professional life.

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