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Hide word file that is opened

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Is there a way to hide a Word file so that it is opened, but not seen unless I hide it?
I know it can be done in Excel; I'd like to do the same thing in Word.
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Select the text you want to hide. (Ctrl+A to select the whole document.) Under the Home tab click the lower left-hand corner of the Font box. Under Effects select Hidden.

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In case you need to know, to unhide the text, select the whole document. You can get to the Font box as described above or just right-click the text and select font. If only a portion of the document is hidden the check in the hidden box will be lightened. Click it twice to clear it and the hidden text will return. You will note that the word count also changes when you hide the text.

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Thanks for answering.
However, it seems that I did not explain myself clearly.
I do not want to hide some text in a document; I want to hide the entire document. I want the document to be opened, but not visible unless I run a macro to display it.
Is that possible?
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Selecting the entire document and then Hidden should hide everyting, even pictures.

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Thanks.
It's not exactly what I'm looking for, though.
I want the document to be open, but not seen at all - not in the title bar etc...
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I don't believe that is possible. As in Excel, you can hide a worksheet, but the workbook is opened and visible. You can hide a page or several pages using "Hidden" in Word, but if the document is opened, it is visible.  

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In excel 2007 or 2010, you can also hide an entire workbook. That is the feature I am looking to mimic.
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This is why I like EE so much. It forces me to do some research. Try this macro to see if this is what you're looking for:

Sub HideDoc()

    With ActiveDocument.ActiveWindow
      .Visible = False
    End With

End Sub

If it is, you can make a UnHide macro, just change visible from false to true.

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One word...

Wow!

That'll save me tons of time!
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Glad I could help.

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