Use hidden text for notes

Using this feature can speed the writing of a first draft because it allows the equivalent of secret parenthetical notes throughout the typescript. Characters formatted as hidden text do not appear on the screen (or in print) without a specific command. They are equivalent to notes jotted in the margin. The hidden text feature is also extremely useful for dialog between coauthors that does not affect the typescript itself.

Hidden text can be used for special commands that mark entries for a table of contents and index. This can be especially useful when one wishes to index a concept rather than specific words. (An index also can be based directly on a search for the occurrences of specific words, a less powerful technique but one that is still faster than the old handwritten index-card method.)

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