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Writer import from Word does not show hidden text [closed]

asked 2014-02-06 22:24:53 +0100

snowman gravatar image

updated 2016-02-19 07:04:37 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Win7, LO

I have a .doc Word document with some text define as hidden (Format/Font in Word). Hidden text can be made visible by clicking on Show non visible characters

When I open the document in Writer, those hidden text cannot be made visible even toggling the non-printable character.

Is there an option to show hidden text?


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answered 2014-02-07 14:39:16 +0100

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updated 2014-02-07 14:42:35 +0100


I found the answer in another forum ( ). It is possible to import the text directly from Word with some of the text defined as Hidden, and then print only what is defined as non-hidden; exactly what I wanted!

Select the relevant text.

-Go to Format | Character... | Font Effects (or right-click | Character... | Font Effects), and tick Hidden.

-Go to Tools | Options... | LibreOffice Writer | Formatting Aids | Display of, and tick "Hidden text".

-Go to Tools | Options... | LibreOffice Writer | Print | Contents, and ensure that "Hidden text" is not ticked.

The marked text will now be visible in the editing screen but not in Page Preview or printed output or material exported to PDF.

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answered 2014-02-07 12:45:28 +0100

Jens S gravatar image

I don't know how this is handled in LibreOffice, but try to go to menu: Format - Sections.. and just remove the section selected or unhide it

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answered 2014-02-07 02:05:01 +0100

ROSt52 gravatar image

@snowman I am not sure if you used View>Hidden paragraphs, which is different from Non-printing characters in the View menu. If this is not the solution a workaround could be to make text visible in Word, safe and open in LibO.

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No I am simply using a property in Font in Word define as Hidden. It is not a paragraph. I will modify my text in Word and import it in Writer.


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