Unfortunately Word does not allow for monitoring the keyboad, except for defined hot keys, so there is no easy way to see how long you take to type a character which is what would be needed to display these menus.

You can however, display Quick Help style screens by selecting them from the Help menu, or by typing ^J followed by the command for which you want help (e.g., ^JP will display the Print Commands help screen). Word 97 doesn't allow you to keep these screens open whilst working though, they must be closed again before Word will let you continue typing.