How to Make Text Invisible in Excel?

To hide some calculations and to make the template look as desired with required output we need  make text invisible. We have two ways of making text invisible.

Making text font color to White .

Making text invisible using Number Format.

Suppose you have data with drop downs in column D for

Dept No, containing source from column E as below:

Text visible in column E.                                                  Text invisible in column E

Select the cells E1 to E10 which have to be made invisible. Select Font Color from Home menu.

Select White Background from Theme Colors.

Now the text in the cells E1 to E10 is invisible.

Suppose the data in

column D is linked with the data in column E as shown below:

Here we want to make column E invisible.

Select cells E2 to E8 which have to be made invisible. Select Number Format from Home Menu.

Select More Number Formats from the menu.

Select Custom and enter ’;;;’ in the Type.

Click OK.

The data in the column E is invisible.


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