Ever have that function in Microsoft Office that you just can’t figure out what it does or how to use it? Well it is a common issue with many users, which results in extensive use of the built-in help. To prevent people from having to go to the help screen, Microsoft decided to create Super Tooltips which allow the user to hold their mouse over an item on the Ribbons and it will tell you exactly what the function is for and how to use it. Jensen Harris, head of Microsoft’s User Experience team, provided the following statement about the new tooltips:

We’ve written these in the form of: “This is the right feature to use if you want to [tooltip text here].” The concept is to give you the idea of what a feature is for without needing to look it up in help or in a manual.

Microsoft Office 12 Super Tool Tips