Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 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: Displaying Shortcut Keys in ScreenTips.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated June 3, 2019)
If you find it helpful, you can make Word include shortcut keys in any ScreenTips that it displays. (ScreenTips normally appear when you position the mouse over a toolbar button. They give a short hint about what the button does.) For instance, when you position the mouse over the Bold tool (on the Formatting toolbar), the ScreenTip normally says "Bold." However, you can cause Word to instead display "Bold (Ctrl+B)."
If you would find this helpful, follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Options tab of the Customize dialog box.
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