I have some legal text that is peppered with digressions and interpolations in parentheses, so many that it is hard to keep track of the main text.
Pasting the text into emacs at least allows me to match parentheses easily, but it occurs to me that it would be handy to be able to hide all text in parentheses. I don't want to delete the text, because then I would have to replace it all at the end.
Here's an example of the desired output.
The doctor (who was a friend of mine) had graduated from John Hopkins (a well-known school) in 2003 (and as a result of his time there was something of an expert on Baltimore) before moving to Ireland (his grandmother was Irish) in 2008.
After: The doctor had graduated from John Hopkins in 2003 before moving to Ireland in 2008.
Can emacs be made do this without a ton of elisp? I note a number of other questions related to folding, but they seem to be line-oriented (hiding functions in code, or sections in LaTeX etc.) rather than word-oriented.