How to print a hidden text in a Word document

Word 365
Sometimes you need to print a hidden text of the document. For example, if you want to read or correct it on paper. If you see a strange text in the printed copy that you haven't seen while edited the document, it is quite probable that you have a hidden text.

Options to show/hide a hidden text and print a hidden text are not related in Word. So, you can see a hidden text that you don't print, or you can print a hidden text that you don't see in the document. See How to see/show a hidden text in a Word document.

To turn on or turn off the possibility to print a hidden text in a Word document, do the following:

   1.   On the File tab, click the Options button:

Options in Word 2016

   2.   In the Word Options dialog box, open the Display tab and then under Printing options, check the Print hidden text option:

Display tab in Word Options 2016

Note: Sure, you always can change the formatting for a hidden text (to make it non-hidden) and print it as usual.

See also this tip in French: Comment imprimer un texte masqué dans un document Word.

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