Editing objects, layout parts, and the layout background > Hiding or showing layout objects
Hiding or showing layout objects
You can control the visibility of layout objects by indicating whether an object is hidden or displayed depending on a specific condition or calculation. For example, you can choose to show or hide certain fields in a questionnaire as a result of a user’s response to a specific question.
To designate a layout object as hidden:
1. In Layout mode, select the object.
2. Click Inspector Inspector button in the layout bar, then click the Data Data tab.
3. For Hide object when, click Pencil button and specify a calculation to determine when the object should be hidden, then click OK.
4. To apply the condition for the object in Find mode, select Apply in Find mode.
In Layout mode, choose View menu > Show > Hide Condition to identify objects for which a condition has been defined to hide them. Such objects display a badge Hidden object badge in Layout mode.
If you ungroup objects whose visibility is controlled by a calculation, the calculation will be deleted. To save the calculation for later use, copy it from the Inspector “Hide object when” text box and save it to another file (such as in Notepad or TextEdit) before you ungroup the objects.
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Defining conditional formatting for layout objects
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