Presently there is no difference between regular text and hidden text when enabling formatting marks. MS Word uses dotted underlines to highlight hidden text.
Initially i thought that we could highlight the hidden text with the color used for formatting marks, but that would overwrite the original text color.
May I ask here about the use case for hidden text? Some requests recently but no clear scenario, AFAIS.
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #2)
> May I ask here about the use case for hidden text? Some requests recently
> but no clear scenario, AFAIS.
I not sure why people use hidden text, but i've read bug reports where hidden text is talked about. @Cor, @Stuart, @Regina, @Sophie: any thoughts on why people use hidden text?
Writing exercises for my pupils, where I want to keep questions and answers in one document, but only print the questions. Or more general, to put information into the document, which should not be printed but be available to the author. People use a style with hidden text, or hidden sections or fields, and sometimes combine it with conditions.
(In reply to Regina Henschel from comment #4)
> Writing exercises for my pupils, where I want to keep questions and answers
> in one document, but only print the questions. Or more general, to put
> information into the document, which should not be printed but be available
> to the author. People use a style with hidden text, or hidden sections or
> fields, and sometimes combine it with conditions.
Okay, I understand the non-printable argument. Is there any other use case beyond that? I mean why is the text hidden in Writer when its relevant on the export whether or not those parts should be shown?
Seems i must have been confused with either 'Fields: Hidden Paragraphs' or 'Fields: Hidden Text' thinking it was hidden text, as the dotted underlines have been there since 3.3.
Created attachment 133169 [details]
clip of dot underline indicator for exposed hidden text
Is this even valid? Hidden text is indicated when exposed by the formatting marks toggle.
On Windows 8.1 Ent 64-bit en-US with
Version: 188.8.131.52 (x64)
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Locale: en-US (en_US); Calc: group
Version: 184.108.40.206.alpha1+ (x64)
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A screen clip of text with the "Hidden" Character dialog -> Font Effects attribute, shows with dotted underline when exposed with the Tools -> Options -> LibreOffice Writer -> Formatting Adis "Hidden text" check box enabled and Formatting Marks enabled.