RE: How do I hide a whole table in Word?

Subject: RE: How do I hide a whole table in Word?
From: Elisabeth Zakes <ezakes -at- PlanView -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 10:08:04 -0500

Make sure you've selected the whole table, not just the text. Set the Font
to Hidden. Works in Word 2K on Win98--I just tried it. Table border lines
also are hidden.

Elisabeth B. Zakes
Austin, TX

> Hi Folks,
> I need your help with a Word table problem.Scenario:
> Word 2000, Win 2000
> I'm trying to summarize the results of a meeting for distribution to a
> as a 12-page .doc file included as an email attachment. I'd prefer to use
> Frame, but not everyone has it, and I want to make it available for
> comments, so Word is the tool of choice.
> Some items are not yet fully resolved, and for those items, I want to
> include elements of the discussion, properly attributed to each
> To do this, I set up 2-column tables after each item, including the
> speaker's name in the left column, and the discussion in the right column.
> Now, for distribution purposes, I want to hide the discussion, so that
> who want to see only the summaries, while those who want to see the whole
> nine yards have only to click the paragraph icon on the toolbar to do so.
> I can easily hide the table text using Format > Font > Hidden. But the
> tables themselves remain intact. Removing borders takes away the lines,
> the space for the table remains.
> Searching MS Word Help yielded nothing useful, though IME, you really have
> to know the right keyword to find what you're after in Help, so it may
> really be there.
> So: how do I hide the whole table and make the space invisible, too, when
> the paragraph icon is not clicked?
> Thanks,
> Marguerite

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