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The question has been asked a few times before, but no one ever seemed to get an answer about how to do it, or they would get an answer about how to show/hide an entire block. I just want to be able to show/hide a menu item. It seems like an obvious thing to do, so maybe I'm misunderstanding something about a "drupal way" to set this up.
I know that one of the most obvious ways is to check "permissions" but that doesn't work with all of my menu links, and it's not what I'm asking to do. I want to be able to restrict individual nodes so that only certain roles can see them.
For example, I want to put a hyperlink to a particular document (okay, node) on the naviagation menu, but I only want Anonymous users to see it. A node is not going to show up in the admin>access control>permissions area, so what can I do to make it show, or hide it from other roles?