My "Fill With Placeholder Text" command no longer works. No text gets inserted when I select the command. (It used to work. I was using it a lot). I read about the placeholder.txt file and made my own and placed it in the InDesign Application folder, following instructions I found on one of the forums. I can see the file, and it's named correctly. But I'm still not getting any text inserted. It seems like something is broken. It's as if InDesign is not seeing the placeholder.txt file even though it's in the correct place. (I'm using CS5.1.) Does anyone have a suggestion as to what might be going on? Thanks in advance for any help!
I restored the InDesign preferences as described in the link below, but still have not gotten the Fill with Placeholder Text command to work again. I do appreciate your advice, but will need further assistance in fixing the problem.
I have Fill with Placeholder Text working again. I believe it may have been something fishy with the text flow several frames down the line that was not letting text get inserted. I'm embarrassed to say that I did not do enough testing before I blamed the control. I did learn some things, though, and appreciate the advice I got.