Lorem Ipsum Text in CorelDRAW

October 28, 2010

When designing a mock-up for a client, it is common that you’ll want to use some nonsense placeholder text. This allows the client to focus on the look of the page and not the words on the page. I’ve included a free macro with my CorelDRAW X3 Unleashed, CorelDRAW X4 Unleashed and CorelDRAW X5 Unleashed books that will generate this text for you automatically. Just select Tools | Macros | Run Macro and look for the macro named LoremIpsum.gms. Don’t have a copy of one of my books? Shame on you! In addition to the hundreds of pages of written instruction and the video tutorials are numerous goodies like this. Get your copy of the book now! When the macro is run, you’ll get the following text.

“Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.”

That is the traditional Latin nonsense used by designers going by the name of Lorem Ipsum (link has background information and a Web-based tool for generating text). I was never a big fan of Latin in high school and it seems that other programmers felt the same way. So they’ve created tools for generating other “languages” of nonsense text. Lorizzle gives you text that any gangsta would love. Do you prefer hillbilly text? Geeks may prefer binary or technobabble. I told you in previous posts that I love old sitcoms so I might use TV show theme lyrics in the future. Lastly, how about post-modern literature?

I can only image what kinds of nonsense text I’ll see in the future. With all these choices, I’m sure you can find one that works for you.

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