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Craft random copy

Hi, new to sketch and craft.   This is probably simple but I can't find an answer. 

When using the Craft plugin to fill in a section with text - is there a way to limit the amount of copy / paragraphs.  It tends to fill in with full articles, when I only have space for one paragraph.   I then have to find the bottom the text box and edit the copy or resize it so it look correct in my comps.

 

Thank you in advance.

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    Lala Galindo

    Good morning Joel!

    Do you mean like a character count or text box area only feature? If so, no, it does not exist but that'd be super neat! If this is what you meant, we'll make sure the Community team is aware of this feature request, and so they can open a ticket for you on your behalf.

    Thanks,

    Lala

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    Joel Polsky

    Yes Lala,  A lot of times I don't need a novel;'s worth of text, just a single paragraph or two.

    Somehow add a feature like this - as they do on this site: https://www.lipsum.com/

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    Shaina Torgerson

    Hi Joel, 

    When you see the text file expand, this is the default behavior for text fields within Sketch, as Sketch will increase the size of the text box to fit the actual text that is input. So I am afraid that we have no control over this, beyond the amount of words/text that we place in the text field. 

    To limit the number of characters/words that you place in the field, you can create a 'Custom' data item and enter the text values that you want to be able to add into your text fields, and limit the line length. For example, if you open the Craft Data plugin in Sketch, then you can add a new item, select the custom option, then name the item and include entries that you can select from.

    Please let me know if this helps!

    Best,

    Shaina

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    Joel Polsky

    OK -- my suggestion is to better control the amount of text being added by the Craft plugin.  If I size my text box to an approximate 2 paragraph space and Craft has input size options, I could then control the amount of words/paragraphs/text being placed. (Without having to go through a work around to create a custom data item. It doesn't have anything to do with the default functionality of Sketch.  

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    Shaina Torgerson

    Hi Joel,

    Thank you very much for clarifying exactly what you're looking for here. It appears as if this is, in fact, a feature request. I will open a ticket on your behalf with our Support team so that they can gather all of the necessary information from you to track this request. Please look for a message from our Support team soon.

    Have a great day,

    Shaina

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