Font.Hidden Property (Word)

True if the font is formatted as hidden text. Read/write Long .


expression. Hidden

expression Required. A variable that represents a 'Font' object.


This property returns True , False or wdUndefined (a mixture of True and False). Can be set to True , False , or wdToggle .

To control the display of hidden text, use the ShowHiddenText property of the View object.

To control whether properties and methods that return Range objects include or exclude hidden text when hidden text isn't displayed, use the IncludeHiddenText property of the TextRetrievalMode object.


This example checks the selection for hidden text.

If Selection.Type = wdSelectionNormal Then 
 If Selection.Font.Hidden = wdUndefined or _ 
 Selection.Font.Hidden = True Then 
 MsgBox "There is hidden text in the selection." 
 MsgBox "No hidden text in the selection." 
 End If 
 MsgBox "You need to select some text." 
End If

This example makes all hidden text in the active window visible and then formats the selection as hidden text.

ActiveDocument.ActiveWindow.View.ShowHiddenText = True 
If Selection.Type = wdSelectionNormal Then _ 
 Selection.Font.Hidden = True

See also

Font Object