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Hiding Columns in Output in IBM SPSS Statistics

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Output from procedures can produce many tables. Each table can contain multiple columns that provide a complete overview of variables and test results. Users may want to hide a column or columns in output to simplify and clarify results.

For example, a Frequencies procedure provides four columns. These are Frequency, Percent, Valid Percent and Cumulative Percent. Users may only want to show the Frequency and Valid Percent columns. To do this, run the table. Once the table is in an output file, right-click on the table and choose Modify Output. The Modify Output option contains several useful options. These are: Modify Output Wizard, Transpose Table, Hide Column, Sort Column and Highlight Cells in Column.

To hide a column, right-click on your output and select Modify Output and Hide Column. Once you have selected the Hide Column option, a drop-down list will appear with a list of the table columns. To hide the Percent column, select it from the list and click Continue. This column will now be hidden. Next, right-click on your output, select Modify Output and Hide Column. Select Cumulative Percentage from the drop-down list and click Continue. The Cumulative Percent column is now hidden. Using the Modify Output is a useful tool that provides several options to change, simplify and clarify your output.

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