How to Print Hidden Text in Word 2013

Last updated on April 24th, 2023 at 09:12 am

Microsoft Word 2013 has a font option that allows you to make selected text hidden. This option is typically used when you have information in a document that you do not want to remove, but you need to share the document with another person and you do not want them to see it.

But if you are in an environment where hidden text is used a lot and you find that you often need to include that hidden text when you print a document, then you can use an option in the Word menu which will automatically print any hidden text in a document. Our guide below will direct you to the location of that setting so that you can turn it on or off as needed.


Printing Hidden Text in Microsoft Word 2013

The steps in this article will change the settings in Word 2013 so that any hidden text that is included with your document will be printed.


  1. Open Microsoft Word 2013.

  3. Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.
  4. click the File tab



  5. Click the Options button in the column at the left side of the window. This is going to open a new Word Options window.
  6. click the options button



  7. Click the Display tab at the left side of the Word Options window.
  8. click the display tab



  9. Scroll down to the Printing Options section of this menu, then click the box to the left of Print hidden text. You can then click the OK button at the bottom of the window to apply the changes.

click the print hidden text option



It is important to remember that this setting is turned on, especially if you use hidden text in a lot of your documents. This is a setting for the Word 2013 application, which means that it will print the hidden text of any document that you open in the program until you turn this option back off.


Are you working on a document that has a lot of formatting that you need to remove? It can be very frustrating to attempt to find each formatting option that has been set, which is why it can often be easier to simply clear all of the formatting from an entire document instead.

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