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Placeholder Text using Arabic instead of default Ipsum, how to change?

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Hi guys,

 

I'm trying to change the placeholder text into the regular Ipsum that is supposedly default instead of the current Arabic text that for some reason pops up instead.

 

Anyone have any ideas as to where the settings are that will enable me to select this?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Hold the ctrl (cmd on Mac) down while choosing Fill with Placeholder text and you can choose what to use.
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Placeholder Text using Arabic instead of default Ipsum, how to change?

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Hi guys,

 

I'm trying to change the placeholder text into the regular Ipsum that is supposedly default instead of the current Arabic text that for some reason pops up instead.

 

Anyone have any ideas as to where the settings are that will enable me to select this?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Hold the ctrl (cmd on Mac) down while choosing Fill with Placeholder text and you can choose what to use.
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You must have the Middle Eastern version of InDesign - or at least a document that was created in it. 

https://creativepro.com/customizing-indesigns-placeholder-text/

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Thanks for the info Eugene.

 

It's true that I am based in the Middle East so I can understand why the program might think I want to use Arabic placeholder text but having tried the link you suggested and not being able to get that to work previously, is there some other way from within InDesign that I can just select a different placeholder text or even just change the language rather than incorporting a new one into the program directory?

 

As you can see I have made a placeholder.txt file and added it to the Adobe InDesign directory but it doesn't seem to load and I keep getting the Arabic default instead. As far as I am aware the file is a plain text file and the file name apperars to be correct. Any thoughts?

placeholder text file.png

 

 

 

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Hold the ctrl (cmd on Mac) down while choosing Fill with Placeholder text and you can choose what to use.

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That's the badger!

 

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When you insert your placeholder text, press the Command key (Mac) or Control key (Windows): you will be able to choose

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