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Office 2007 ScreenTip Styles

Friday, April 30th, 2010 by | Filed Under: MS Office Help

I’m sure that we’ve all had the experience of the screen tip popping up when we pause the mouse pointer over a button on the MS Office Ribbon.

When it comes to those tips people tend to fall into 3 different categories… those who don’t need them, those who like the small tip that lists the name of the button only and those people who want to see it all (button name, description, etc).

Whichever version of screen tips you prefer doesn’t really matter unless you know where to adjust the option to fit your needs.

So, to that end let’s take a look at where Office 2007 you’ll find the setting to control the screen tips.

We start at the Office Button.

Then in the bottom right corner click the Options button for the program.

Automatically the Options dialog box opens to the Popular category:


Use the drop-down list for the ScreenTip style to make a choice.

No ScreenTips is obvious but what exactly is the difference going to be between the other two?

Well, a picture is worth a thousand words so here’s a comparison:


(Note: It is important to say that not all full description ScreenTips have the colorful pictures.)

Regardless of your choice, once it’s made click OK.

And the bonus to this decision… once you make a setting change in an Office Program then they all use that same setting.

More help, less help, no help. You decide.


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