MS Word: How Do I Manage/Hide Answers in Microsoft Word?
Many teachers either save two copies of a test -- one with answers and one without answers. Or teachers save the test with hidden answers which can be viewed/printed with or without answers. This lesson will describe both methods.
Method 1 -- a. Save two copies of a test
b. On the student version, the answers need to be deleted.
Highlight the answers below each problem and hit the delete key. After all of the answers have been deleted, save this version as the student version without answers. The original test will be the teacher version with answers. The disadvantage to this method is that you need to store twice as many files and you may misplace the answer file.
Method 2 - a. Save the answers in hidden text.
b. Check Hidden.
c. Click the Paragraph Symbol to view answers, unclick it to hide answers.
d. Click and unclick the paragraph to view and hide answers.
Print the Test with and without answers.
Click "hidden text". Then click "OK".
Print. Then go back and unclick the "hidden text" check box.
Your document will be printed with the answers. It is important to remember to go back through this process and unclick the "hidden text " check box. Otherwise the answers will always be on the student test version. This method of saving the answers in hidden text is a more efficient method for your tests since both the student version and the teacher version are in one file. However, forgetting how to view and print with and without hidden text could make Method 1 more advantageous.