5 Easy Ways to Hide Confidential Texts in Your Word Document

In today’s article, we are willing to introduce 5 easy and effectual ways to you to hide confidential texts in your Word document.

Now and then, a document can consist of some classified contents, such as client information. It’s surely not a good idea to expose them to everyone. Thus, it should be our paramount concern to manage them properly. And speaking of that, make them invisible could be a nice choice.

Method 1: Format as Hidden Texts

First there is the most used way which is to hide texts. For detailed instructions, you can read this page: How to Hide Selected Texts in Your Word

Method 2: Change Font Color

We believe you can easily understand this method.

  1. Firstly, select your texts.
  2. Then press “Ctrl+ D” to open “Font” dialog box.
  3. Next click on the upside-down triangle button to choose a font color as same as that of the page background.
  4. Lastly, click “OK”.Select Texts->Press "Ctrl+ D" to Open "Font" Dialog Box->Choose Font Color->Click "OK"

Besides, there is another similar way that is to modify the transparency of text fill.

  1. Repeat the first 2 steps above.
  2. Then click “Text Effects” tab at the bottom of the “Font” dialog box.
  3. In “Format Text Effects” box, click “Text Fill” on the left column.
  4. Next change the transparency percentage to 100.
  5. Finally, close the box then click “OK” in “Font” box.Click "Text Effects"->Click "Text Fill"->Change "Transparency"->Click "Close"->Click "OK"

Method 3: Alter Font Face

  1. First of all, select texts.
  2. Then click “Home” tab.
  3. Next click on the button behind the “Font” text box and choose either “Webdings” or “Wingdings”.Click "Home"->Choose Font Type

You will see all selected texts turns into symbols like bellow:Effect of changing font face

Method 4: Adjust “First Line Indent”

  1. To begin with, you have to show the horizontal ruler first, by clicking “View” tab then check “Ruler” box.Click "View"->Check "Ruler"
  2. Then put cursor inside a cell or to select multiple cells in the same column.
  3. Next click and drag the upper slider on the horizontal ruler to left side.Select Cells->Click Slider

You won’t see the selected texts now as if they are put behind something else.

Note that this way suits table texts only.

Check this video for clearer demonstration:

Method 5: Run Macro

  1. At first, press “Alt+ F11” to open VBA editor.
  2. Then click “Normal” and “Insert” tab.
  3. Next choose “Module” on the menu to insert a new one under “Normal” project.Click "Normal"->Click "Insert"->Click "Module"
  4. Double click on it to bring out the coding space.
  5. Paste the following codes there:
Sub HideTexts()
  If Selection.Font.Hidden = False Then
    Selection.Font.Hidden = True
  End If 
End Sub
  1. Lastly, click “Run” or hit “F5”.Paste Codes->Click "Run"

Shield against File Loss

Due to all sorts of known and unknown reasons, files loss happens all the time. Therefore, to minimize the effects of potential file damage, it’s always a good idea to take back up of them on a regular basis. As such, the unexpected still occurs. Then you will probably find a sophisticated docx recovery tool your best friend.

Author Introduction:

Vera Chen is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including xls corruption and pdf repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com

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