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Adding a Dummy Text Feature to Writer

Aug 11, 2010, 00:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dmitri Popov)

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"Every now and then, I need to fill a blank Writer document with dummy text. While comes with a built-in feature that allows you to do that (type dt and press the F3 function key), it generates only one paragraph at a time and doesn't allow you to specify your own dummy text. So instead of the built-in dummy text feature, I used to use the Magenta Lorem Ipsum Generator extension that pulls dummy text from the Web site. It is, indeed, a nifty solution, but since it requires an Internet connection to do its magic, it's not of much use when I work off-line. So I wrote a simple macro that inserts dummy text into the current Writer document. The macro pulls text from the dummy.txt plain text file..."

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