Hide / Unhide Text

Mark text as non-translatable in order to hide it from your CAT tool or convert it into tags.

This tool is part of TransTools+

Hide / Unhide Text tool makes it easy to hide text from your CAT tool when only parts of your document need to be translated or to convert non-translatable text into tags.

Hide / Unhide Text panel

Initial view of Hide / Unhide Text panel


  • Hide text from your CAT tool when only parts of your document need to be translated.
  • Prepare documents for dual-language translation by hiding original text.
  • Convert placeholders and other non-translatable text into tags to protect them from accidental editing in your CAT tool.
  • Translate various text-based files containing non-translatable content, e.g. subtitles, Markdown files, etc.
  • Unhide text after translation.

Hide / Unhide Text tool in action: screenshots

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  • What our users are saying
    Hide/Unhide Text tool is a boon to translators.

    “Hide/Unhide Text tool is a boon to translators. When clients ask for only the highlighted or unhighlighted text to be translated, all it takes is a couple of clicks to hide everything that isn’t needed, leaving you with just the text to be translated. One click after export and hey presto! all the text is visible again.”

    Jacqui Birnie, MITI, technical translator, memoQ trainer

This tool is part of TransTools+, suite of productivity tools for Microsoft Office designed for translators, editors, content creators and DTP specialists.
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