How to Hide Pages in Word 2007

Microsoft Word 2007 comes with built-in features that help you format documents. You can make your text appear in small caps, superscript and shadows, or, even, hide text you don’t want others to see. When you hide text, any selected text, images, tables and objects are hidden, as well. You can hide a word, paragraph, page or entire document in Word 2007, and display it whenever you need to. You can’t tell that a page contains hidden text unless you reveal the hidden text.

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Open the document you want to edit in Microsoft Word 2007.

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Select the page you want to hide, including text, tables and other content within the page.

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Select the “Home” tab in the Ribbon, and then click on the arrow in the bottom of the “Font” group (keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+D). The “Font” dialog box opens. Select the “Font” tab, and place a check mark by “Hidden.” Click on “OK.” The selected page is now hidden.

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Hide multiple pages within your document by selecting the content as you did in Step 2. Open the “Font” dialog box, add a check mark to “Hidden,” and click on "OK."

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Reveal pages by selecting your entire document (keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+A), so you won’t miss hidden content. Open the “Fonts” dialog box. The option for “Hidden” is shaded, indicating that some parts of the document are hidden. Click on the “Hidden” option twice, until there is no shading or check mark, and click on “OK.”

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Show hidden text automatically in Word 2007 by selecting the Microsoft Office Button and choosing “Word Options.”

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Choose the “Display” category, and place a check mark by “Hidden Text,” and then click on “OK.” Your hidden text and pages are now visible in Word 2007.