How can I use excerpt:hidden=true in a template with textarea

Example template:

{excerpt:hidden=true}
@EXCERPTData|textarea(5x10)@
{excerpt}
When using this template, the textarea doesn't show up and after clicking 'Insert Variables' it creates an empty page

Using the same template without 'hidden=true', the textarea shows up, but the the 'excerpt' is not hidden

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I don't think there's any way of achieving it with standard templates, but you can certainly do it with the Scaffolding Plugin. Something like this:

{hidden-data}
{excerpt-data:Excerpt|type=area|width=400px|height=5em}
{hidden-data}

I guess an alternative would be using {hide-if} from the Visibility Plugin (or the similar {builder-hide} macro from Adaptavist's Theme Builder), something like so:

{hide-if:action=view}

{excerpt:hidden=true}

@EXCERPTData|textarea(5x10)@
{excerpt}

{hide-if}

Hope that helps!

Thanks a lot,

I used {hide-if} and that worked.

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