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Visible vs Invisible content in Word 2010 Master Documents

Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Currently we have a client who is creating manuals in InDesign on several different layers.  They take several documents and combine them into one to create the manual.  They have 3 layers in InDesign:
1.  text & pictures (as links)
2.  instructor notes
3.  header/footer

So I am working with them on creating the documents in Word using Master Documents, styles and auto-created Table of Contents so that they can more easily manipulate their data and have their table of contents update and their pages re-paginate automatically.

The one thing that I am struggling on figuring out is how to do the instructor notes.  Right now they have them on a separate layer, so if they want to print a regular manual (no instructor notes) they turn off the layer and print.  When they want to print an instructor manual they leave the layer visible and print.

Does anyone know of an easy way to do something like this in Word 2010?  I have been racking my brain and I am stumped.  Please let me know what you think.
Again, this would be in a Master document in Word 2010.  Thanks!
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