Purpose of Non-Printing Sections
You can create outline sections that can contain embedded XBRL facts but otherwise remain independent of your main filing information. Non-printing sections provide a more efficient way to XBRL tag and manage phantom facts, such as a single numeric value that is associated with multiple dates.
With all XBRL facts in the same document (rather than in a supplemental document), those facts in the non-printing sections are also included in the validation process.
Creating a Non-Printing Section
In the document outline, select a section, and click the Add After toolbar button.
Right-click the new section that appears, and choose Section Properties.
In the Section Properties dialog box, click the Advanced Options tab, and select Set section as non-printing.
Click OK to confirm you have read and understand the warning that appears.
If you want to proceed, click OK on the Section Properties dialog box.
In the outline, a non-printing section shows italic text in a lighter gray than other sections. When you display the non-printing section, it is indicated as such by a band across the top and bottom of the section.
If you decide you want to disable non-printing, you can return to the appropriate Section Properties, on the Advanced Options tab again, and uncheck the Non-Printing Section box. A notice will display, and you can confirm your decision or Cancel.
XBRL in Non-Printing Sections
When you export the document, save it to other formats for printing, or generate your EDGAR HTML documents, the non-printing sections are not included. They are also excluded from pagination. However, the XBRL information included in non-printing sections is handled as follows:
XBRL facts are included in the instance document output.
XBRL/EDGAR viewer and report display Levels 1,2,3 & 4 facts and footnotes.
SEC Viewer displays Levels 1,2,3 & 4 facts.
XBRL Blackline displays the facts.