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. In the Inspector, 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 part or all of the calculation can't be evaluated (returns "?"), the object becomes hidden.