Can I hide some pieces of text under something clickable and open them up when mouse is clicked?

  • No, you can't do something like that, at least natively.
    – AccioBooks
    Feb 11, 2016 at 19:00

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They say that you cannot. But, you can work it around to some extent -- comments! Yes, you can comment the 'hyperlink' and click it to show up the hidden text on the margins.

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    What do you mean by comment the 'hyperlink'? And how is the text hidden? Nov 13, 2017 at 14:48
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    the lack of the ability to create arbitrary foldable nested lists seems to be the bane of all word processing applications
    – Michael
    Mar 19, 2019 at 23:58
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    What makes it worse is, that exact functionality (nested collapsible lists) is displayed right at the start of the "Mother of All Demos" in December 1968. That proof of concept was fifty years ago now and we still don't get to use it. Aug 2, 2019 at 20:39
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    @ElizabethS.Q.Goodman Yes, well... those engineers would rather have died than have poor responsiveness on their single digit MHz CPU, while now it's shamefully considered acceptable for a multi-core, multi-Ghz CPU to not response just as instantly (for instance, to come out of sleep)
    – Michael
    Jul 26, 2020 at 16:07
  • @Michael Microsoft OneNote provides that feature. Not sure it can be considered as a word processing app though. Apr 3, 2021 at 11:17

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