[duxhelp] Re: DBT Codes in Word

  • From: "George Bell" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2006 17:03:29 +0100

Hi Jan,

Oh were there an easier way! But at least there's a way. 

As regards hiding the text, there are two ways I know of,
and possibly many options and alternatives, I am sure.

1)  Highlight the text in question.  Go to Word's Format
menu and select Font.  Check the "Hidden Font" box.

2)  Create a CHARACTER Style in Word, and under Font, check
"Hidden Text", then apply the style as required.  In my
experiments, I have also made the font a red colour so that
it stands out.

However do take care since under Word's Tools menu, Options,
and then the View Tab, there is also a show Hidden Text
check box, if either that, or the "All" box are checked, you
will still see the text.

I think it's fair to say that nobody is advocating this as
an ideal way to Code documents for DBT.  However, it is an
OPTION, and certainly for me, a pretty nifty one.  DBT's
Word importer has seen many improvements over the past year
or two, and this just adds a little icing to the proverbial
cake.  You may still need to do the final cake decoration in
DBT itself.

George.

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of JAN
CARROLL
Sent: 21 April 2006 15:49
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: DBT Codes in Word

tried it it worked it's a lot to type.  How do I make it
hidden text is my next question.

Jan Carroll
Contract Administration Manager
American Printing House f/the Blind
1839 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206-0085
800-223-1839 Ext. 302
Fax: 502-899-2284
Email: jcarroll@xxxxxxx


>>> george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 4/21/2006 10:13:03 AM >>>
Have many others tried the Word DBT Code facility yet?
 
[[*code*]]
 
As it stands now, you so long as you enclose the DBT code as
above, it will be imported from Word to DBT.
 
It also works if you make that text "Hidden Text" in Word,
and therefore does not affect the appearance of the Word
document.
 
It would be good to see and hear some feedback, especially
as I need to write it up for Help.
 
George.
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