I'm a teacher that uses Microsoft Word to create worksheets for my students. When I'm making notes, sometimes I like to use fill-in-the-blank. Right now, I save two versions of the document, one with blanks (underscores or underlined spaces) and another with the filled in answers. This is getting to be cumbersome because not only does each document take up 2 files worth of space, but every time I make a change to one file I must make the same exact change to the other file.
I'd like to take advantage of Word's hidden text feature, but it's not working the way I would like.
For those of you unaware, you can highlight some text, go to
Format > Font... (or ⌘+D on the Mac) and check the
Hidden checkbox to hide text. Depending on your settings, this can be a useful feature.
I have my settings set such that I can see hidden text on screen, but it will not be printed. When the program removes hidden text from the printed document, it removes the text altogether as if it were never typed.
A relation is a function iff every input in the domain has exactly one output.
For example, I'd like the word "function" to be removed from the notes and replaced with a blank so that students can fill it in themselves. When I hide the word "function" and print the document, it prints the following:
A relation is a iff every input in the domain has exactly one output.
What I'd like it to print is the following:
A relation is a ________ iff every input in the domain has exactly one output.
How can I get word to leave a placeholder for hidden text? Is there a way to leave the underline there as shown above?
I don't like the idea of using the Comments and/or Markup feature, so please no suggestions regarding that.