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Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Adding a ScreenTip.
ScreenTips are a helpful little embellishment that first appeared in Web browsers. You've probably hovered your mouse pointer over a link on a Web page so that you can see a small box appear that contains the address for the link. These ScreenTips can also appear in Word, where they are sometimes called ToolTips. You can add a ScreenTip as you add a hyperlink by following these steps:
Figure 1. The Insert Hyperlink dialog box.
Figure 2. The Set Hyperlink ScreenTip dialog box.
With your ScreenTip defined, all you need to do hover the mouse pointer over the hyperlink. Shortly Word displays a small box that contains whatever text you specified in step 3.
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (42) applies to Microsoft Word 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Adding a ScreenTip.
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