Re: Hidden text and templates

Subject: Re: Hidden text and templates
From: "Holly Steele" <hsteele1 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 10:45:57 -0500

Sorry. I spoke too soon. I hate it when that happens.

Formatting the table with hidden text makes the table disappear, but the
shading disappears as well. I can include shading as part of the style, but
that highlights the text in grey instead of filling the one cell with grey.
It has a different effect.

I even tried creating a shading style as a table style. But that shaded the
entire table and the shading was visible. So, the hidden text and images
were hidden, but not the shading.

Oh how I love Word!

Any ideas?

2008/7/31 Holly Steele <hsteele1 -at- gmail -dot- com>

> Problem is solved. Deborah had an excellent solution of using a table
> style. I have always avoided table styles because I found them annoying, but
> for hidden text, it is brilliant. The table remains hidden and it doesn't
> affect the formatting of the content in the table. Sweet.
> Holly
> 2008/7/31 Holly Steele <hsteele1 -at- gmail -dot- com>
> Hi
>> I have been using hidden text and templates to create conditional text. I
>> am quite happy with it and I find it an elegant solution. The problem is
>> that the user guide has notes that is one table cell with two columns. The
>> first cell has an icon of an arrow (that I can format as hidden text no
>> problem). The note text is in the second cell. That cell is shaded grey. I
>> can make the note text hidden. But, when I look at the page in print
>> preview, the shaded area displays.
>> I have tried to add grey shade to the style, but the grey doesn't
>> disappear when viewed on print preview.
>> Apart from removing the shading from all the notes throughout the manual
>> (which I may have to do), does anyone have ideas on making the shading
>> hidden?
>> Holly

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