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    Making ranges of document invisible (2000/XP)

    Is there an elegant way to switch on and off visibility for a set of ranges in a document--and do it in such a way that the document doesn't look like the ranges are missing when you hide them?

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    Dan

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    Re: Making ranges of document invisible (2000/XP)

    I don't fully understand the question. Can you explain why setting the font to be hidden for the range doesn't do what you need.

    StuartR

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    Re: Making ranges of document invisible (2000/XP)

    You can use Format | Font.... and check Hidden. This will hide the text in printed output without a trace. On screen, however, it depends on two user-dependent settings (Tools | Options..., View Tab, Formatting marks section, "Hidden text" and "All")

    The keyboard shortcut to hide/unhide selected text is Ctrl+Shift+H.

    You can also put a button on a toolbar to hide/unhide selected text:
    - Select Tools | Customize...
    - Activate the Commands tab.
    - Select Format in the Categories list.
    - Scroll down the Commands list until you see Hidden.
    - Drag "Hidden" to the Formatting toolbar (or any other toolbar).
    - Close the Customize dialog.

    Note: in Word 2002, you can select non-contiguous ranges of text using the Ctrl key.

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