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Text on a layout that doesn't show


Is it possible to have text in an object show within a layout but hidden when printed or exported as a pdf?

ArchiCAD 23

Windows 10

Erwin Edel
I don't think you can ensure that layercombinations or pen sets are in use for a layout when printing or publishing. Someone can change them and mess with the published output.

However, turning off a layer or changing a pen to white are easy tricks to do what you describe.

But given the possibility of messing it up from user end, I can't really recommend it.

Text shown out of bounds of the printable area will not show up when printed or exported, so this is where I put my remarks etc that I don't want to show up.
Erwin Edel, Project Lead, Leloup Architecten

Windows 10 Pro
Adobe Design Premium CS5

Barry Kelly
If you can see it on the layout, then it will print.
The only other option I can think of other than what Erwin suggested, is to have two layouts.
One that shows the text you want just for viewing, and one that hides it - this one you will publish.
Of course this means the text must be in a layer that can be turned on/off for the saved views that will be used on the layouts.


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