Sometimes you’re writing a document and you want to start by designing the layout, and you don’t have the final text you want in the document. In cases like that, you can have Word plug in some placeholder text temporarily until you are ready to replace it with your final text. We'll see how to insert placeholder text, in both Latin and English. Latin text is traditionally used for placeholders.
- [Voiceover] In this movie I want to talk…about placeholder text.…Sometimes you are writing a document…and you want to start by designing the layout…and you don't have the final text that you want…in that document.…In cases like that you can have Word plug in…some placeholder text temporarily…until you are ready to replace it with your final text.…So let's say I'm gonna lay out a new recipes document…based on the document that I have here.…It's gonna be an entirely new recipe,…but I want to use this same formatting.…So I'm just gonna shortcut this…by starting, by copying and pasting part of this document.…
So I'm gonna select that, I'll hit hit copy…and then I'm gonna create a new document.…I'll choose a new blank document and I'll hit paste.…So now we can change this and this will just…be a good starting point for the document…that I want to write.…So I'm gonna make a new recipe: Cooking with Tomatoes.…Eventually I'll change this picture,…but for now let's focus on this first paragraph of text.…I'm going to select this entire paragraph…
Note: These tutorials apply to both the Windows and Mac versions of Word 2016.
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