Using keyboard shortcuts when browsing or navigating around Windows Operating Systems can speed up opening applications or performing functions that otherwise could take several clicks when using the mouse. But remembering all the various key combinations can be a forgetful process that slows down the shortcuts. With Microsoft Word, you can easily add shortcut key reminders to the pop up balloon screen tips on the toolbars when you hover with the mouse over an icon.
When using Word, the typical toolbar screen tips just display the name of the function as shown in the screen shot below for Insert Hyperlink:
To add keyboard shortcut key reminders to the popup screen tips, click on Tools \ Customize… from the menu.
In the Customize window, select the Options tab and click on the check box next to Show shortcut keys in ScreenTips (make sure Show ScreenTips on toolbars is also checked). Then click the Close button.
Now if you forget a keyboard shortcut, you can hover the mouse over an icon, and the balloon screen tip will include the shortcut key with the name of the function;
The screenshots were used with Office 2003, but more than likely you can enable keyboard shortcut keys in Office 2007, Office XP and probably earlier versions of Microsoft Office.