Screen tips in Word – fast and easy

Learn how the DocTools ScreenTipManager Word add-in can help you

Have you sometimes noticed the screen tips that pop up on Websites when you hover the mouse over a text or a picture?

Screen tips may also be referred to as e.g. pop-up windows or pop-up tooltips or info tips or mouse-over explanations.

Have you been looking for a way to make such screen tips in Word?

DocTools ScreenTipManager makes it fast and easy to create and edit screen tips in Word, something that is very tedious using the built-in functionality of Word. In addition, the add-in includes several powerful and unique capabilities:

  • Creating a screen tip takes only the time you need you to type the screen tip text – everything else needed is made automatically for you 
  • You can create screen tips with up to 2040 characters – the limit using Word's built-in functionality is 255 characters
  • You can insert line breaks and add bullets and other special characters to the screen tips – this is not possible using Word's built-in functionality
  • You can automatically apply a character style of your choice to text with screen tips, making it easy for users to see where screen tips are found
  • Includes functionality that makes it easy to re-use screen tip texts in other documents
  • And more…

You can use screen tips for a number of purposes such as instructions to users or for showing definitions of terms. With DocTools ScreenTipManager it is an easy way to add extra qualities to your documents.

DocTools ScreenTipManager works with Word 2010, Word 2013, Word 2016, Word 2019, Word for Microsoft 365 on PC / Windows.
The add-in works with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Word.

Watch the short videos below and read on to learn how DocTools ScreenTipManager can help you.

Single user license  only EUR 47 – volume discount – see Pricing details below.

Video – see how you can create screen tips in Word using DocTools ScreenTipManager

All you need to do to insert a screen tip is to position the insertion point where you want the screen tip text to appear and select Create/Edit Screen Tip.
TIP: You can also open the Create/Edit Screen Tip dialog box using the keyboard shortcut Alt+F12. Watch the video below to learn how it works.