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Chapter 5. Text Flow > To fill text boxes with dummy text:

To fill text boxes with dummy text:

1.
Optional: To specify the text to be used, choose Edit > Preferences > Preferences– Jabberwocky, choose English, Esperanto, Klingon, Latinesque, Politics Speak, or a custom language from the “When Jabbering, use” pop-up menu , choose Prose or Verse from the “Jabber in” pop-up menu, then click OK.

Figure 1. Choose a “language” in the Jabberwocky Preferences dialog box.


2.
To fill a text box/path or a series of linked boxes/paths with dummy text based on the parameters chosen in Jabberwocky Preferences, choose the Content tool, click in a text box or path, then choose Utilities > Jabber .

Figure 2. Klingon verse


Figure 3. The point of using dummy text is to create a text “texture.” If you find any of the jabber languages distracting or idiotic, by all means don't use them. This is QuarkXPress' English prose jabber language.


Note: If you used Jabber to fill a chain of boxes or paths, there won't be any hidden overflow text. The text will stop at the end of the last box or path in the chain.


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