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Understanding Filler Text Editability (split)

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Hi. thank you for your valuable work. of all.

In beta 176, in Preference > Filler Text I can't add my custom fill text anymore. I had added it in the previous beta and lost the update. Reinserting it, it is no longer saved.

 

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2 hours ago, padura said:

Hi. thank you for your valuable work. of all.

In beta 176, in Preference > Filler Text I can't add my custom fill text anymore. I had added it in the previous beta and lost the update. Reinserting it, it is no longer saved.

 

You should create a new topic to report that, padura. As stated in the first post here, you can use this topic to report issues installing or starting this update. But problems using it need to be reported separately. That's the only that Serif can reliably track functional issues.


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UPDATE: This seems to only affect "filler text" and not regular text that you type in or copy/paste.

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How do I select text? Seems like a silly question, but...I've created a text box, inserted some filler text and when I try to highlight just a few words by dragging the mouse, the whole text box instead—as in ALL of its content—is highlighted. I can't highlight just 3 simple words, or a sentence. I'm on Mac Sierra, btw.

I worked with Publisher extensively a while ago and don't recall having problems selecting text.

Anyone else seeing this odd text selection behavior?


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2 hours ago, TheOtherRoland said:

UPDATE: This seems to only affect "filler text" and not regular text that you type in or copy/paste.

Try ticking Preferences > General > Insert filler text as text if you want to be able to select a part of it.


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6 hours ago, TheOtherRoland said:

UPDATE: This seems to only affect "filler text" and not regular text that you type in or copy/paste

By default filler text is a block of text that you can't edit. But the advantage is that it will expand or contract to match the size of the text frame.

To make it editable, right-click and choose Expand Field. Or use the corresponding item in the Text menu.


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3 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

By default filler text is a block of text that you can't edit. But the advantage is that it will expand or contract to match the size of the text frame.

To make it editable, right-click and choose Expand Field. Or use the corresponding item in the Text menu.

7 hours ago, R C-R said:

Try ticking Preferences > General > Insert filler text as text if you want to be able to select a part of it.

Thanks, guys.

I haven't even tried it but I can already tell that this is the answer to the issue because of how I saw the insert text behave next to actual typed text.

It's kind of a weird thing having to turn "insert text" into actual text in preferences when in other programs I'm getting text, not a graphic representation of it. However, it's not a bad idea—kind of practical from a design standpoint. Just sneaks up on you though, real unsuspectin'-like. :)

UPDATE: Just tried it. OMG. It works. You guys are obviously operating at a superior level of consciousness—or you've read the manual. :D


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26 minutes ago, TheOtherRoland said:

obviously operating at a superior level of consciousness

They are, I just RTFM but there isn't one per se. So I ask questions and try to remember the answers.


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1 hour ago, Old Bruce said:

They are, I just RTFM but there isn't one per se. So I ask questions and try to remember the answers.

Actually, I'm not here a lot and, beyond a short burst of interest a few months ago, I have been waiting for a final release version before I really begin to grapple with the program.

APub seems fairly intuitive, so far, so my assumption is that once I need it, I'll just dig right in. But as the insert text thing shows, there are a few things likely awaiting to sabotage my patience and peace of mind. :)


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48 minutes ago, TheOtherRoland said:

But as the insert text thing shows, there are a few things likely awaiting to sabotage my patience and peace of mind. :)

Heh, heh, heh.   Publisher will sabotage your plans for an early day!    Predict you are going to really like it!!


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