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Hiding Text

You can use fields and sections to hide or display text in your document if a condition is met.

Before you can hide text, you must first create a variable to use in the condition for hiding the text.

To Create a Variable

  1. Click in your document and choose \<emph\>Insert - Fields - Other\</emph\>.

  2. Click the \<emph\>Variables \</emph\>tab and click "Set Variable" in the \<emph\>Type \</emph\>list.

  3. Click "General" in the \<emph\>Format \</emph\>list.

  4. Type a name for the variable in the \<emph\>Name \</emph\>box, for example, "Hide".

  5. Enter a value for the variable in the \<emph\>Value \</emph\>box, for example, "1".

  6. To hide the variable in your document, select \<emph\>Invisible\</emph\>.

  7. Click \<emph\>OK\</emph\>.

To hide text:

  1. Click in the document where you want to add the text.

  2. Choose \<emph\>Insert - Fields - Other\</emph\> and click the \<emph\>Functions \</emph\>tab.

  3. Click "Hidden Text" in the \<emph\>Type \</emph\>list.

  4. Enter a statement in the \<emph\>Condition \</emph\>box. For example, using the variable you previously defined, enter "Hide==1".

  5. Type the text that you want to hide in the \<emph\>Hidden text \</emph\>box.

  6. Click \<emph\>OK\</emph\>.

To hide a paragraph:

  1. Click in the paragraph where you want to add the text.

  2. Choose \<emph\>Insert - Fields - Other\</emph\> and click the \<emph\>Functions \</emph\>tab.

  3. Click "Hidden Paragraph" in the \<emph\>Type \</emph\>list.

  4. Enter a statement in the \<emph\>Condition \</emph\>box. For example, using the variable you previously defined, enter "Hide==1".

  5. Click \<emph\>OK\</emph\>.

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You must enable this feature by removing the check mark from menu \<emph\>View - Hidden Paragraphs\</emph\>. When the check mark is set, you cannot hide any paragraph.


To hide a section:

  1. Select the text that you want to hide in your document.

  2. Choose \<emph\>Insert - Section\</emph\>.

  3. In the\<emph\> Hide\</emph\> area, select\<emph\> Hide\</emph\>, and then enter an expression in the\<emph\> Condition\</emph\> box. For example, using the variable you previously defined, enter "Hide==1".

  4. Click \<emph\>OK\</emph\>.

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