Keytip

Updated: 04/01/2018 by Computer Hope

In Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 applications, like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, a keytip is a keyboard shortcut to use a function on a ribbon, also called a ribbon control. There are multiple and varied ribbons in an Office application; however, the Home ribbon is found in most of them. This ribbon contains some of the more common controls utilized by Office users, as seen in the image below.

Keytip

A ribbon contains unique keytips for each ribbon control, but a single keytip could be shared between ribbons. Keytips are activated by pressing the Alt key plus the keyboard shortcut, the keytip, associated with the ribbon control.

Alt key, Keyboard shortcut, Software terms