Show Hidden Content

Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint documents contain hidden information, some of which is shown by default when exported and some of which is hidden by default. There are several options that allow you to determine exactly which types of hidden data to export.

Hidden Content in Microsoft Documents

You can display four types of hidden data from Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents, each of which has a corresponding parameter, which you can change to determine whether to show the hidden data. The table below lists each data type, its default behavior, and its corresponding configuration parameter.

Hidden data settings

Hidden data type Default behavior Configuration API flag
Microsoft Word    
Comments Shown1Shown by default in Microsoft Word 97 to 2003 documents. KVCFG_WP_NOCOMMENTS
Hidden text Hidden KVCFG_WP_SHOWHIDDENTEXT
Date field codes Hidden KVCFG_WP_SHOWDATEFIELDCODE
File name field codes Hidden KVCFG_WP_SHOWFILENAMEFIELDCODE
Microsoft Excel    
Hidden information Hidden KVCFG_SS_SHOWHIDDENINFOR
Comments Hidden KVCFG_SS_SHOWCOMMENTS
Formulas Hidden KVCFG_SS_SHOWFORMULA
Microsoft PowerPoint    
Hidden slides Shown KVCFG_PG_HIDEHIDDENSLIDE
Comments Shown2Shown by default in Microsoft PowerPoint 97 to 2000 documents. KVCFG_PG_HIDECOMMENT
Comments slide Hidden KVCFG_PG_SHOWCOMMENTSSLIDE3This setting affects PowerPoint 2003 and 2007 only.
Slide notes Hidden KVCFG_PG_SHOWSLIDENOTES

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