This article is about the plugin Show/Hide Shapes in Wordprocessing and Presentation documents. That is done by assigning a form to a specific template, which will appear as a check box for the end user. By checking/not checking the check box, a shape in the template will be hidden/ shown.
Creating a document with a shape
1. Create a document that would like to use as a template with the show/hide shape plugin. Create a desired shape (A) and name it through the selection pane (B). In this case, our shape will called WIP (work in progress).
NOTE: Due to Word limitations, make sure that the shape inserted is not aligned "Inline". You can check that in selection pane, by trying to show or hide the shape manually.
2. Go to Templates (C) and upload your document here (D).
Creating a form
1. Start by creating a new form and naming it (A).
2. Add a new field (B). Choose type of the field as CheckBox (C).
3. Give check box a Label (D). This label name will be seen by the end users, so in this case let's give it a name the same as the shape has- WIP.
Creating a plugin
1. Go to Plugin configuration groups (A) and start creating new plugin configuration (B).
2. Name the new plugin configuration group (C). Select the document types that the plugin group will be available for (D).
3. Start setting up plugin configurations. Choose plugin type Show or hide shapes in Wordprocessing and Presentation documents (E).
4. Enter the Shape name that will be shown/hidden in the document (F). In this example, the shape was called WIP.
5. Enter the source- that is the name of the form's field. In this example, it was called Shape, therefore we write %Document.Shape% (G).
6. Visible as default (H) check box simply allows you to choose whether the shape will be visible as default and the check box for the end user will allow him to hide it, or vice versa. In this case, since we leave it unchecked, the end user will only check if he wants the shape in the document (result of this will be demonstrated in the following section).
7. Afterwards, just click Create.
Assigning form & plugin to the template
1. Go back to the template (A).
2. Assign the previously created Form (B).
3. Assign the previously created Plugin Configuration Group (C) & (D).
4. Don't forget to save your actions! (E).
1. When the end-user wants to download the template, a check box will appear, which will allow him to choose whether he wants the shape in the document or not (A).
2.When you open document, the shape will be hidden (B), selection pane shows the same (C).
Generally, this plugin allows to show/ hide shapes. It can be used to customize documents for different use purposes (internal vs external, potential customer vs paying customer).