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Better customizeable placeholder text for InDesign?

Explorer ,
Sep 06, 2023 Sep 06, 2023

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I'm looking for a better, smarter way to insert placeholder text into my indesign documents than the tired and true methods of copy/paste from an external source or utilizing my own placeholder.txt doc.

I'd like to be able to simply insert my cursor anywhere in my text box/frame (which may already have text in it) and be able 'insert placeholder text' and specify character, word or paragraph count'

Or possibly leverage AI integration directly in app where I can select an certain length of text and have it 'edit' to a specific word/character/paragraph count?

Anyone know of any plugins that would allow this?
Seems like this feature has sat idle for many years and could benefit from being a little more capable and intelligent inside the application.

TIA

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Explorer , Sep 06, 2023 Sep 06, 2023

thanks for the tip/referral. added to an existing request from someone else here:
Not sure how much Adobe will pay attention... that previous request is 5 years old!

https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests/suggestions/35479975-define-word-count-when-filling-placeholder-text

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Community Expert ,
Sep 06, 2023 Sep 06, 2023

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Interesting idea. Why not add this as a feature request in User Voice. https://indesign.uservoice.com/ Please link to the feature request so others that read your post can help to vote vote for it!

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thanks for the tip/referral. added to an existing request from someone else here:
Not sure how much Adobe will pay attention... that previous request is 5 years old!

https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests/suggestions/35479975-de...

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People's Champ ,
Sep 06, 2023 Sep 06, 2023

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Have you seen this: https://github.com/twardoch/lorem-chatum-for-indesign

Quite likely that you can ask for all of this.

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Sep 06, 2023 Sep 06, 2023

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Cool… and dangerous

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