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Don't know if this is by design but assume its a bug - if I draw a fresh text box and select 'Insert Filler Text', the text within that text box can not be selected using the text tool. If I want to insert my curser into one of the paragraphs, clicking there with the text tool does not work. I can't select (highlight) any of the text, it simply doesn't work.

If I create a new text box and manually type some text in, it works fine. Where's the difference? I use Insert Filler Text quite a bit when making design mockups, but this renders it unusable.

A short vid to explain: https://www.loom.com/share/61ad145f502e47aea8000865144664ab Although there's no sound, I'm trying to click and insert the curser within the text somewhere and can't.

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Right click on the text and select Expand Field, this then makes filler text editable


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12 minutes ago, carl123 said:

Right click on the text and select Expand Field, this then makes filler text editable

Ah, thank you! I've only just noticed that the Filler Text increases/decreases as you resize the text box so this all makes sense now.

Thank you!

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33 minutes ago, ConnectCreative said:

I use Insert Filler Text quite a bit

You may switch off that behavior as an Application Preference (in "General" section, not in "Filler Text") by activating its text attitude.

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But this also switches off the automatic increase/decrease of its amount.


macOS 10.12.6,  Macbook Pro 15" + Eizo 24"

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