by Allen Wyatt
(last updated February 21, 2008)
If you work with Comments in your documents, you may really like this tip. Did you know that Word can automatically display a comment when you position the mouse over the comment marker in your document? For instance, if there is a comment marker such as [ALW1] in your document, and you position the mouse pointer over that marker, a small pop-up window appears and displays the contents of the comment.
If your version of Word does not do this, simply follow these steps to turn on the feature:
Figure 1. The View tab of the Options dialog box
Why Word refers to the pop-up comments as "ScreenTips" is beyond me. Normally, ScreenTips are a different feature, as described in the following tip.
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