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Force Hidden Text. vba?

Posted on 2003-11-20
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I have a document in Word with instructions that I don't want printed.  I've made these instructions into hidden text, but if the user has the option to "print hidden text", the instructions will be printed.

I know I can delete the text when they print, but I need the instructions to always be in the document, just not printable.

Is there a way to force "hide hidden text"? Any suggestions?
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Question by:ballistic
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by:Dreamboat
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Sure. You can force hidden text with a macro.
But, how will you ensure your users are allowing macros to run?

I'll get you the VBA if you want it.

And...do you want the hidden text to always be viewable and never to be printable, correct?
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by:ballistic
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These users will have macros enabled and will allow them to run.

That's right, always viewable and never printable.

I appreciate it.
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Joanne M. Orzech earned 500 total points
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You can put this code in your document open event - or document new event:

    With ActiveWindow
        With .View
            .ShowHiddenText = True
        End With
    End With
    With Options
        .PrintHiddenText = False
    End With

HTH
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by:Dreamboat
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Cool, JOrzech.

ballistic: Let us know if you don't understand what to do with the code.
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