Hiding source text after revision is not possible - help needed
Thread poster: MartinsKazus (X)

MartinsKazus (X)
Local time: 11:59
May 7, 2009

When I translate my source text does not automatically hide itself (the little numbers that show how close is the match is visible as well) even if MS Word's Show/Hide button is off. I kindly ask you to help me.

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2009-05-07 20:33 GMT]


Helen Matthews  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 09:59
Member (2008)
Italian to English
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Check Word Options - View hidden text May 7, 2009


I don't know which version of Office you're using, but somewhere you'll have options allowing you to show/hide various things, including hidden text. In Office 2007 you have to go up to the office button in the top left, select 'Word options' - the View tab, and then ensure that the 'hidden text' button is not checked. From memory in office 2003 you get there from the Tools - Options menu...

Hope this helps!

All the best,



Adam Łobatiuk  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:59
Member (2009)
English to Polish
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Use Tools > Options > View in Word May 7, 2009

And once there, go to the Formatting marks (this could be different in English) and uncheck the All and possibly other checkboxes.

If you have this problem often, you can record a macro of the above action and make a toolbar button assigned to that macro.

Still, it is not such a big problem - actually it can be quite helpful to see the hidden text.


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