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How to add placeholder text & lorem ipsum & get a word count in InDesign

Lesson 39 from: Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

How to add placeholder text & lorem ipsum & get a word count in InDesign

Lesson 39 from: Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

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39. How to add placeholder text & lorem ipsum & get a word count in InDesign

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Class Trailer

Overview

1

InDesign Tutorial Basics Class Introduction

01:50
2

Exercise files & Projects

02:39
3

What Does Adobe InDesign do?

01:34
4

What are the differences between InDesign and PageMaker, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark?

05:10

PROJECT 1: One page flyer

5

How to change MM to Inches & changing UK to US dictionary in InDesign?

01:39
6

New document in InDesign - what is bleed & slug?

08:08
7

How to create your own RGB & CMYK colors in Adobe InDesign

08:39
8

How do I steal colors from a logo using InDesign?

03:14
9

How to color the background of a page in InDesign?

03:33
10

Importing resizing rotating & flipping images & Logos inside InDesign

07:53
11

How to Import text from Microsoft Word into Adobe InDesign

05:46
12

How to group, ungroup & rotate images in Adobe InDesign

05:12
13

How to make a dotted line, dashed line & borders in InDesign

05:20
14

How best to preview your work in Adobe InDesign

05:16
15

How to make a simple PDF from InDesign

06:43
16

How to save your InDesign file as a JPEG

02:27
17

Why should I use CC Libraries in InDesign?

05:08
18

How to share your InDesign files with others by using package document

04:26
19

Class Exercise 1

03:24
20

Quiz - One Page Flyer

PROJECT 2: Other people's files

21

Ideas, Inspiration & starter templates

04:59
22

Working with other people's InDesign documents, missing images

03:12
23

How to find missing fonts in InDesign?

04:27
24

How to replace images in InDesign?

01:30
25

Opacity, transparency and see through ness in Adobe InDesign

02:29
26

Why is InDesign adding [Converted] and making me 'save as'

01:06
27

What if I can’t find the InDesign file - can I open the PDF?

02:37
28

Quiz - Other people's files

PROJECT 3: Company Newsletter/Brochure

29

Creating a new company newsletter or brochure, what are spreads in InDesign

06:58
30

How to use a Master Page in Adobe InDesign

05:33
31

How do to add automatic page numbering to a InDesign file

04:11
32

Removing a master page & deleting parts off the master page in InDesign

02:30
33

Production Video 1

02:53
34

What is Effective PPI & Image resolution in the InDesign links panel

06:52
35

How to add drop shadows to an image or logo in InDesign

04:20
36

What is TypeKit used for in Adobe InDesign?

08:37
37

How to add the Copyright, Registered & Trademark symbols in InDesign

05:08
38

Where can I find the different versions of letters in InDesign - Ligatures.

03:35
39

How to add placeholder text & lorem ipsum & get a word count in InDesign

03:04
40

Importing Text from Microsoft Word & keeping or removing the formatting

02:58
41

Creating Columns in a text box using Adobe InDesign

01:46
42

How do I justify text & turn off hyphenation in InDesign?

03:59
43

What is the space after & leading in Adobe InDesign?

05:22
44

How to underline text with a full width line in Adobe InDesign?

01:53
45

How do I make a paragraph style in Adobe InDesign?

06:06
46

How do I update a Paragraph Style in Adobe InDesign?

04:28
47

How to use Find & Change to remove double spaces after a period or full stop.

02:37
48

Stealing colours from images, is there a format painter in Adobe InDesign?

03:09
49

InDesign Class Exercise 2 - Magazine Spread

04:22
50

Quiz - Company Newsletter/Brochure

PROJECT 4: Long Business Document

51

How to bring in lots of text into InDesign at once

08:11
52

How do I import paragraph styles from another document

12:45
53

How do I insert completely blank pages in Adobe InDesign

02:03
54

How do I create a gradient in Adobe InDesign

07:20
55

Do I need to use layers in Adobe InDesign

05:27
56

Opacity advanced, mater marks and Transparency Effects in Adobe InDesign

04:24
57

How do I add rounded corners to an image or box in Adobe InDesign?

02:52
58

How to add a large first letter to my text aka Drop Cap

02:16
59

How do I increase the space between letters in Adobe InDesign aka Tracking or Kerning

02:32
60

How do I get text to move around an image or shape using text wrap

03:57
61

Why can’t I put text over anything that has text wrap applied?

03:25
62

How to draw an arrow or triangle or star in Adobe InDesign

06:40
63

How do I put an image inside other shapes like a circle - cropping

02:47
64

What is Adobe Stock

04:17
65

Where can I find free images & icons that I can use for my business

04:23
66

How do I add bullets and numbered lists in Adobe InDesign?

00:51
67

How can I create a table inside Adobe InDesign?

07:10
68

How do I convert tables from Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel into Adobe InDesign

04:26
69

How do I get images to move with the text in Adobe InDesign using anchored objects?

03:22
70

How do I create a Line Break, Column Breaks & Page Breaks in Adobe InDesign?

04:16
71

How do I make an automatic table of contents in Adobe InDesign?

04:46
72

How do you change the tabs in Adobe InDesign?

04:30
73

Can I change the numbering of my pages so 1 starts later in the InDesign file?

03:26
74

Quiz - Long Business Document

PROJECT 5: Conference Name Badge

75

How do I combine Microsoft Excel spreadsheet in InDesign?

09:04
76

CLASS EXERCISE: Create your own business card

01:16
77

Quiz - Conference Name Badge

What next

78

How to create a mockup for your portfolio using InDesign

04:07
79

InDesign cheat sheet & shortcuts

12:45
80

BONUS: Software Updates

40:41
81

What to do after this InDesign tutorial class?

01:07
82

Quiz - What Next

Final Quiz

83

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

How to add placeholder text & lorem ipsum & get a word count in InDesign

okay in this video we're going to look at how to bring in Lauren ipsum, okay. Or this placeholder text which is super useful when you don't have the copy yet, but you still need to work on the design. So let's go and do that. First thing to get Lauren ipsum is that I'm going to actually push this out of the way. Placeholder text is what it's called an in design. Most people call it Lauren ipsum, Okay. And I'm going to grab the type tool and I'm going to draw a type box that goes from this margin all the way to this margin and it's kind of like half the pages sh and I'm going to go up to type and I'm going to go down to fill with placeholder text and that my friends is how you insert this kind of mixed up latin words, they are actual latin words, but they're jumbled up and from a distance they look like proper language and why do we use them in design? It's mainly because you probably don't have the text yet and you need something in there to start picking fonts and styles and things. S...

o often when I was starting a project at the very same time, a copywriter will be starting the project. Okay, so I don't have the text yet. So I need to start styling it and I'll switch it out later on. The other times I'll do it is when I'm saying I'm pitching a design to a client and it's a concept and I don't want them getting into the minutia of doing copy changes. So I just go and pick some random text from their websites. I'll end up with meetings and instead of them talking about the design and what they like about that they end up kind of picking holes in the type, they say, oh you can't write that in there or that and there and it's hard to kind of say don't worry about the type OK. Or the text and its content. It's just the style we're looking at. So often Lauren ipsum is the way to go to get started though. I have had on many occasions people email me saying I don't speak latin or that it's broken and that the fonts aren't loading something's happening, you might want to just explain that you've used mixed up latin when you send the concepts, especially if it's going over via email so you've designed it and the copyrighting is happening afterwards. What you can do is work out what the word counters. Alright, so check the word count, you have your cursor flashing type tool cursor flashing in here anywhere. Go to window and go to info And that should after a second tell you this this is 347 words. Okay, so if you know 300 words are coming, you can kind of delete a few and get it down to 300 or you can reach out to the copywriter and say you need to be writing to these numbers okay, You need to write 2 to 347 roughly what you can do if you're being told how many numbers instead of trying to delete and add to try and get this word count out. A lot of people would just jump out to a website called lips um dot com Lipson.com here is an ugly sight but it's really usable. People use this one all the time. If you're a designer, click on words, say I need 500 words. Okay? And I'm gonna click generate Lauren Ipsum and that is exactly 500 words that I could use. I'm gonna copy and paste that into in design. Alright. Back to in design. Cool. So let's leave it there. And in the next video we'll look at getting us into columns and bringing in texts from say word, documents. Alright and bye. Bye.

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