Word 2016

How To Display Shortcut Keys in ScreenTips

Some folks find it helpful to have Word include shortcut keys in any ScreenTips it may display. If you were not aware, ScreenTips will normally appear when you hover your cursor over a toolbar button and a short blurb about what the button does will display.

If you hover your mouse over the Bold tool  located on the Home tab of your Ribbon, the ScreenTip will usually say Bold. You can, however, make it instead display Bold (Ctrl +B).

Follow the steps below to learn how:

  1. Click on File | Options.
  2. At the left-hand side click the Advanced option.
  3. Scroll through the options until you see the Display section.


  1. Be certain the Show Shortcut Keys in ScreenTips option has been selected.
  2. Click Close.


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