Bug 82982 - FORMATTING: No available method for hidden text in a text box
Summary: FORMATTING: No available method for hidden text in a text box
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) Master
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
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Blocks: Textbox Font-Effects
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Reported: 2014-08-23 05:00 UTC by whippetboy
Modified: 2022-12-21 10:02 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description whippetboy 2014-08-23 05:00:04 UTC
Problem description: 
LibreOffice Writer does not allow text within text boxes to be formatted as 'hidden'

Steps to reproduce:
1. type text
2. select and hit alt-o-h to go to character formatting. There is no 'hidden' option like in other text not in a box
3. ....

Current behavior:

Expected behavior:
This would be a very useful feature. I am a teacher and use the hidden text in textboxes to put answers in test papers when using Word. I would really like to continue this now I have changed to Linux and LibreOffice if possible please!

Operating System: All
Version: Master
Comment 1 Owen Genat (retired) 2014-08-23 10:53:45 UTC
Confirmed. Styles (character or paragraph) cannot be used in a text box and the Format > Character > Font Effects tab lacks the usual "Hidden" option. Fields also cannot be inserted into a text box, preventing the use of Insert > Fields > Other > Function tab > Type Hidden text / Type Hidden Paragraph. It is also not possible to insert a section (Insert > Section) into a text box to allow section hiding. Status set to NEW. Severity set to enhancement. Summary amended for clarity.
Comment 2 Deyeddz Zetyery 2021-05-11 02:20:45 UTC Comment hidden (spam)
Comment 3 Harry 2021-05-11 12:24:20 UTC Comment hidden (spam)
Comment 4 tammy marone 2021-12-23 07:59:57 UTC Comment hidden (spam)
Comment 5 james gist 2022-07-29 11:42:15 UTC Comment hidden (spam)
Comment 6 saraacron 2022-12-19 18:13:37 UTC
That's unfortunate. Is there any way to achieve this functionality with a workaround? I'm sure there must be some creative solutions out there.
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