Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Excel 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Excel, click here: Adding a ScreenTip.

Adding a ScreenTip

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated April 2, 2018)

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ScreenTips are a Web feature supported by the latest versions of Web browsers. They appear when your mouse pointer hovers over a hyperlink, and they are used in the same way that ToolTips are used in Excel. If you are using Excel 2000 or later you can add a ScreenTip as you add a hyperlink by following these steps:

  1. Click on the Insert Hyperlink tool on the toolbar, or choose Hyperlink from the Insert menu. Excel displays the Insert Hyperlink dialog box.
  2. Click on the ScreenTip button. Excel displays the Set Hyperlink ScreenTip dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Set Hyperlink ScreenTip dialog box.

  4. In the ScreenTip Text box, enter the text you want to use for your ScreenTip.
  5. Click on OK to close the dialog box.
  6. Set any other hyperlink values, as desired.
  7. When completed, click on OK.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2804) applies to Microsoft Excel 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Excel (Excel 2007 and later) here: Adding a ScreenTip.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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What is 2 + 9?

2015-10-27 12:24:28

mary

OK- So trying to Undo this Screentip - but I need to capture the text in screentip and have it populate to the column instead...
is that a posibility? i do not need the hyperlink behind - just the info that is in the screentip


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