I often have sections of hidden text in a document (via Font Effects or MS Word shift-ctrl-h) that I need to unhide.
I’d like to be able to click ctrl-f10, mark everything using ctrl-a and remove the hidden flag via Font Effects (or via key combo but that’s not really the problem) as I can in MS Word.
LO Writer does not allow me to change the corresponding checkmark in Font Effects unless all the text under it is either hidden or unhidden. I haven’t found a way of doing a search and replace using formatting as “hidden” is the only option in Font Effects that Search/Replace doesn’t include.
So I have to go through each section individually and manually unhide it. Which seems to be an awful lot of unnecessary work.
At the moment I have to start up a Windows VM, start Word, and open the document just to be able to unhide all the hidden text sections.
IIRC this was not a problem on previous versions of LO writer.
Am I missing something?
ETA: Yes I know I can select “Clear direct formatting” but that destroys all formatting, not just the hidden flag, so that’s not really an option.