Software & Apps MS Office Working With Hidden Text in Word Documents Use the hidden text feature to print different versions of a document by James Marshall Writer James Marshall is a pro journalist who covers technology and computer troubleshooting. He is also skilled with Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, and other word processors. our editorial process James Marshall Updated on December 23, 2019 MS Office Word Excel Powerpoint Outlook Tweet Share Email The hidden text feature in Microsoft Word hides text in a document. The text remains a part of the document, but it doesn’t appear unless you choose to display it. Combined with printing options, this feature prints two or more versions of a document from one file. In one, you can omit portions of a document by hiding the text. There's no need to save two copies of the same file. Instructions in this article apply to Word for Microsoft 365, Word 2019, Word 2016, and Word 2013. How to Hide Text in Word To hide text in a Microsoft Word document on a Windows computer: Highlight the portion of text that you want to hide. Right-click the highlighted text, then select Font. In the Font dialog box, go to the Font tab. In the Effects section, select the Hidden check box. Select OK. How to Show Hidden Text in Word To show the text, press Ctrl+A to select the entire document, then right-click the highlighted text and select Font. In the Font dialog box, clear the Hidden check box. How to Print Hidden Text in Word You can print the document with or without the hidden text. Go to File > Options. In the Word Options dialog box, go to the left panel and select Display. In the Printing options section, select the Print hidden text check box to print the document including the hidden text. Clear the Print hidden text check box to print the document without including the hidden text. Select OK.