What is hidden text in Word and how to work with it
Do you believe that blank Word document, can weigh several hundred megabytes? Don’t believe? But to no avail. The fact that the document to be empty, still about what does not speak. Word files can contain as many hidden items, the existence of which you might not guess. Remember the legend of the leader of the world proletariat in which he was sitting in jail, wrote between the lines with milk? Outwardly embodying the secret message paper page is no different from usual, but it was necessary to hold the first over the fire, as previously unseen immediately apparent.
Something similar can be seen in Microsoft Word, only to hide it, you can not only text but also tables and graphics, and multimedia. Created this function is not conspiracy (in this respect it is useless), and for the empowerment of paperwork. Imagine that you need to insert into it something that will spoil its appearance. Here’s the handy with this feature. That before using it, then all is very simple.
Let’s say you need to hide a piece of text. Highlight it with the mouse and, while on the Home tab, click on a makeshift arrow that is located next to the tool «Change text color». In the opened window on the Font tab, select the checkbox «Hidden» and apply the setting. Once you do, the text will disappear as if it never existed.
Exactly the same, you can hide other elements. Show hidden sections in Word even easier. On the Home tab, just press the icon «Display all characters», located in the third block of the toolbar editor. If the document is too large to check it for hidden items manually, you can use a built-in document inspector.
To do this, open the File menu -> Information click on the section «Search issues» call the additional menu and select the option «Search hidden properties and personal data…».
The editor will ask you to save the document, then open the inspector window, which you will need to specify what elements to look for.
Once you click «Verify», the editor will check and report about the conducted analysis. Unfortunately, the inspector is not showing the hidden elements myself, but instead proposes to simply delete it.
Note: before you can remove the hidden items using the document inspector, create a just in case backup file, so as to restore them you can not.
And finally. What if the document with hidden text to print on the printer or converted to PDF so that it became visible? Even if you display it, print it still will not see. So, to have the ability to print hidden text, click the chain File -> Settings -> Display and check «Print hidden text».
After that it will be considered hardware, and virtual printing.