Steps to Reproduce:
1) goto Tools > Options > LibreOffice Writer > Formatting Aids and check 'hidden text'
2) Type some words
3) select the words and in the right-click context menu, select 'Character...'
4) select font effects tab, check 'hidden', and press OK
Expected: that hidden text would still be displayed
It is possible this is not the behaviour of this feature and i'm only guess that it is. :)
Looks like this isn't how the feature works: https://help.libreoffice.org/Writer/Hiding_Text
Closing as NOTABUG
Thanks for the clarification. I guess i should change this bug to the renaming of 'hidden text' to 'field hidden text', as the current title is not very clear.
Reopening this as i think the entry needs to be worded better, as other can misinterpret this, as i did due to it not being worded well.
I think 'Hidden text fields' is the best wording possible, as you are putting hidden text within a field that will only be displayed when particular conditions are met.
@Jay - you mind getting UX input before requesting these types of things. Just remember that every minor language change requires multiple teams to do translations and what not.
(In reply to comment #0)
> Expected: that hidden text would still be displayed
Works exactly as indicated in the description under GNU/Linux using v18.104.22.168. There are many ways to hide content and this is just one method. In the indicated options location:
- "Hidden text" hides/reveals text using Format > Character (or a paragraph style using this setting).
- "Fields: Hidden text" hides/reveals fields using Insert > Fields > Other > Function tab > Type Hidden text.
- "Fields: Hidden paragraph" hides/reveals paragraphs containing a field using Insert > Fields > Other > Function tab > Type Hidden Paragraph.
The last option is also available via View > Hidden Paragraphs. I think the current wording of these options is quite clear given the variety of situations to be covered (and text can also be hidden using sections).
(In reply to comment #5)
> - "Hidden text" hides/reveals text using Format > Character (or a paragraph
> style using this setting).
Tested this on 4.4 master and this doesnt work. Changing the summary back to its original wording as "Fields: Hidden text" is already in the dialog.
Created attachment 105840 [details]
I've hidden the word 'Is' and with 'Hidden text' enabled, it doesnt display it.
Created attachment 105852 [details]
Screenshot of hidden text and options under GNU/Linux + LOv4400 2014-09-05
(In reply to comment #6)
> Tested this on 4.4 master and this doesnt work. Changing the summary back to
> its original wording as "Fields: Hidden text" is already in the dialog.
(In reply to comment #7)
> I've hidden the word 'Is' and with 'Hidden text' enabled, it doesnt display
There must be some deeper / other issue here because under GNU/Linux using:
- v22.214.171.124 Build ID: 40ff705089295be5be0aae9b15123f687c05b0a
- v126.96.36.199 Build ID: 3fd416d4c6db7d3204c17ce57a1d70f6e531ee21
- v188.8.131.52 Build ID: 958349dc3b25111dbca392fbc281a05559ef6848
- v184.108.40.206.alpha0+ Build ID: 652b807658a54cd2ccd04ebc6900d2cf1ce85015 TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@46-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2014-09-05_01:32:46
... the indicated option reveals the hidden text "Is Up". Refer attached.
Now looking at your screenshot, i see where i was going wrong, as i didnt have non-printing characters enabled. Thanks Owen. :)