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Random text?

Post by Princy557 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:26 pm

Hi,
Is there anywhere a possibility to fill a text box with random text, or even a page?
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Re: Random text?

Post by Alfred » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:39 pm

If such a feature exists within the program, it's very well hidden! There are many 'Lorem ipsum' generators online, but it would be useful to have a native ability to add filler text.
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Re: Random text?

Post by sven-l » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:37 am

There is no such feature. Just paste some text in the text box if you want to fill it.
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Re: Random text?

Post by Alfred » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:51 pm

It's easy enough to copy a chunk of text from somewhere and paste it in, but the advantage of native filler text is that the program can calculate the exact amount needed to fill the available space.
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Re: Random text?

Post by G.R.H » Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:52 pm

Have to agree with Alfred, Sven; such a facility is very useful - how about passing it onto the dev team anyway.

Alfred, are you the 'Alfred' off the Affinity forums by any chance?

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Re: Random text?

Post by Alfred » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:50 pm

G.R.H wrote:Alfred, are you the 'Alfred' off the Affinity forums by any chance?
Oh dear, is it that obvious?? :oops: Guilty as charged! :lol:
La perfection est atteinte non quand il ne reste rien à ajouter, mais quand il ne reste rien à enlever.
(Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.)
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944)

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Re: Random text?

Post by Princy557 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:47 pm

G.R.H wrote:
Alfred, are you the 'Alfred' off the Affinity forums by any chance?
Yes, I spotted him after his first comment to me :o 8)

Back to subject. Yes Sven I think there are quite a lot of us who would like the old ipsum etc text filler. It's quite useful at times.
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Re: Random text?

Post by G.R.H » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:03 pm

Alfred wrote:
G.R.H wrote:Alfred, are you the 'Alfred' off the Affinity forums by any chance?
Oh dear, is it that obvious?? :oops: Guilty as charged! :lol:
AHA!! I thought so!

Be sure your sins will find you out! :D

There must be a genetic-herd principal or something that makes us search out reasonable but good software.

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Re: Random text?

Post by Alfred » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:58 pm

Princy557 wrote:
G.R.H wrote:
Alfred, are you the 'Alfred' off the Affinity forums by any chance?
Yes, I spotted him after his first comment to me :o 8)
I think I actually spotted you first, Kevin!! ;)
La perfection est atteinte non quand il ne reste rien à ajouter, mais quand il ne reste rien à enlever.
(Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.)
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Re: Random text?

Post by G.R.H » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:22 pm

Any other 'Alfred' spotters out there?

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