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WD: WordBasic Examples: Hidden, Hidden()


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 6.0, 6.0a, 6.0c
  • Microsoft Word for Windows NT, version 6.0
  • Microsoft Word for Windows 95, versions 7.0, 7.0a
  • Microsoft Word for the Macintosh, versions 6.0, 6.0.1


This article contains a sample macro that demonstrates the use of the following WordBasic statements or functions:



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Hidden Statement


Hidden [Argument]

   Argument    Explanation
   --------    -----------
   1           Adds the hidden format.
   0 (zero)    Removes the hidden format.
   Omitted     Toggles the hidden format. 


This sample macro hides the selected text:

   Sub MAIN
      Insert "This is a Test"
      StartOfLine 1
      Hidden 1
   End Sub 

Hidden() Function



   Value      Explanation
   -----      -----------
   0 (zero)   If none of the selection is formatted as hidden
   -1         If part of the selection is formatted as hidden
   1          If all the selection is formatted as hidden 


This sample macro prints a message on the status bar describing the hidden attribute of the selected text:

   Sub MAIN
      Insert "This is a test."
      StartOfLine 1
      Hidden 1
      If Hidden()-1 then print "All the selected text is marked HIDDEN."
   End Sub 

Additional query words:

Keywords : kbmacro kbprg kbdtacode wordnt kbmacroexample ntword macword word6 word7 word95
Issue type : kbhowto
Technology : kbWordSearch kbWordWSearch kbWordMSearch

Last Reviewed: December 29, 2000
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