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  This iBloc makes it easy to add a block of Lorem Ipsum text to a page. This widget can be used as a placeholder in text-heavy areas of a page for which sample text is not readily available, or where it is important that reviewers not be distracted by readable text. Once added to a page, numerous customizations are possible, including structural attributes (words, sentences or paragraphs), formatting attributes (bulleted list or paragraph), font attributes, line spacing, and text alignment.

Key Features

A Lorem Ipsum widget adds the following capabilities to an iRise simulation:

  • Easy addition of standard "filler" text to your pages
  • Ability to customize the Lorem Ipsum text to meet your preferences and the needs of your simulation

Usage Tips 

  • Unless the Expand to fit property is enabled, if more text is generated than will fit within the widget's specified dimensions, the extra text will be clipped when the page is viewed in iRise Reader.
  • To create scrollable text, wrap the Lorem Ipsum widget inside a Section (right-click > Wrap In > Section), making sure Expand to fit is enabled for the Lorem Ipsum widget, and Vertical Scroll is enabled for the Section widget. Also make your Section widget about 20 pixels wider than the Lorem Ipsum widget to
    account for the scroll bar.
  • The Generate, How Many and Bulleted List properties can be combined in different ways to create different effects. For example, to create a bulleted list of ten words, make the following selections:
    • Generate = Words
    • How Many = 10
    • Bulleted list = checked
  • Any text formatting options you choose for the Lorem Ipsum widget will be applied to the entire block of text. If you need to apply different formatting to different segments of text, use a standard Text widget instead. Note that you can copy the Lorem Ipsum text from your browser and paste it into a Text widget if desired.
Basic Usage
  1. Drag a Lorem Ipsum widget to the page.
  2. In the Properties panel, make a selection in the Generate field to determine whether single words, sentences or complete paragraphs will be displayed by the widget.
  3. In the How Many field, specify how many of the item you selected in the Generate field will be displayed.
  4. In the Expand to fit field, specify whether the widget will expand in the browser to accommodate text that overflows the widget's boundaries.
  5. Format the text to meet the needs of your simulation.

Known Limitations
  • The appearance of the Lorem Ipsum widget does not change in Studio. To see the effects of any changes you make to the widget's properties in Studio, launch the page in iRise Reader.
  • For the Font Family property, only fonts that are available in iRise Studio can be selected.
iBloc Details

Type: Widget
Latest Verison: 1.1
Supported By: iRise
Sample: lorem_ipsum.idoc, Lorem Ipsum 1.1.idoc

iBloc Version

Studio Versions

Supported Browsers


8.5, 8.6, 8.7



8.7, 8.8

IE7, IE8, Firefox v3.5, Safari v4, Chrome v8

Special Properties



Expects / Produces


Tags a widget with a name that is referenced in Studio. It is never displayed in the browser.



Determines whether the widget is hidden in the browser by default (same as Hide in Browser for standard widgets).

Boolean value (true or false).


Specifies whether the placeholder text will appear as single words, complete sentences or complete paragraphs.

Selection (Words, Sentences or Paragraphs).

How Many

In reference to your selection in the Generate field, specifies the number of words, sentences or paragraphs that will appear on the page.

Any positive integer.

Bulleted list

Determines whether the placeholder text will appear in the form of a bulleted list.

Boolean value (true or false).

Font Family

Designates the font that will be used for the placeholder text.

Selection (fonts available in iRise Studio).

Font Size

Designates the font size that will be used for the placeholder text.

Any positive integer.

Font Color

Specifies the color of the placeholder text.

A hexadecimal RGB value.

Bold, Italic, Underline

Determines whether boldface, italics or underlining will be applied to the placeholder text.

Boolean value (true or false).

Line Spacing

Specifies the line spacing of the placeholder text.

Selection (1.25, 1, 2, or 3).


Specifies the text alignment of the placeholder text.

Selection (Left, Center, Right or Justified).

Start with

Enables you to select a different first sentence for your placeholder text.


Expand to fit

Increases the height of the widget to accommodate the entire block of placeholder text.

Boolean value (true or false).

Note: To associate a data field with one of the properties listed above, click the small square to the right of the property field. The Set Property dialog will allow you to select a data field currently flowing into the widget.

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  1. OK... probably a real dumb question... I'm surfing these Killer iBlocs... cannot, for the life of me... find a download button.. I can see the iDoc links, but no iBloc links...

    On OSX, Firefox 7.0.1   Thanks!

    1. Hey David. Not a dumb question at all. You can download iBlocs from our main web site at