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kevinfromedson Level 1 (0 points)

All my application templates are in latin, How do I change them to english?

pages, word, printshop, etc
  • fruhulda Level 6 (15,120 points)

    Kevin - do a little search in the forum. You will find the answer, I promise.

  • AnaMusic Level 9 (57,110 points)

    From the More Like This  Section...


    Templates are in latin

  • kevinfromedson Level 1 (0 points)

    I know I can change the text, just thought example text would be more useful in your own language and wondering if there was an option to change it?

  • fruhulda Level 6 (15,120 points)

    How would it be more useful in your own language? You are supposed to write your own text.

  • kevinfromedson Level 1 (0 points)

    So the overall format was more obvious I guess. Anyways thanks for the help.

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 (77,170 points)

    kevinfromedson wrote:


    just thought example text would be more useful in your own language


    Experience has led a lot of people to believe it would be less useful, and thus you often find templates done this way, as explained here, for example:


  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 (34,587 points)



    At least you get a cigar for recognising it and not going into a panic.


    The worst guess we have had here is swedish, most are "some foreign language".


    If you don't like the way a template works you are free to change it and add it to your own set of My Templates in the Template Chooser.


    There are two schools of thought on templates.


    1. The Pro Designer does not want to lead the intent of the user so makes it non-intelligible. If you can't read it it won't bother you to change it to anything else. The other part to this is we do not all speak the same language, latin solves this by being a dead language and offends or distracts no one, except those who believe Cicero should not have been so misquoted.


    2. The Amateur who wants to be lead every step, do this, put this here etc. The trouble with this it works only to the extent of what you suggest. Obviously name here, address here works. More generalised material doesn't and like a sausage waved in front of a dog, people get fixated and can't think flexibly once the initial suggestion has been made. Also I think the "color" of the page is disrupted when unnatural text is used like "Your Company Here".


    I see lots of really bad material being distributed. With most of the templates you have to clear the junk off first, just to see what it really looks like without all the distractions.



  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 (75,129 points)

    Si nunc Cicero viveret ille copyright dicunt? Num multa prae Fenestra usus a Mac? Utinam si poneretur quod essent verborum eius punctum dicendum vana? Certe numquam uno die invenias, excitare voluit novum modum in tabulis ceram antequam opus.


    (Interpretatio Latina utendo insaniam sagax apparatus.)


    (Romani ite domum.)

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 (34,587 points)

    Si vitare possumus accipere mutuum ab auctoritate veterum stilo Cicero:




    Hoc erat in turpis.


    In festis II Santa me et abii ad novam avia currum posuere. Fecit mihi magna sandwiches et tortor. Donec egit in litore. Pelago conchae inveni. Ego ad aurem meam posuit me audire posset in mare.


    I prosiluit ac saxa in aquam. Admodum frigida erat. Ait ostende mihi ne in laoreet pretium scelerisque. Sed nec usquam.


    Avus meus toy curru certa gladiatorum. Ille effusus in erat tunica picta et nova. Effusus est dixit optimum habens de avia non est.


    Donec a domo avia currum vidimus accidens. Vir erat iurare in equis puto autem togam got caught in rotis. Puto enim te urget toga stupidi labore currum. Tata iuris ministrabat ei dixit.


    Puto magis fun in domo avia. Spero brevi illuc imus.


    Signatum cicer parvulus vester



  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 (75,129 points)

    Must be dog latin. Definitely Romani ite domum:


  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 (34,587 points)

    It is "What I did in my Hols" by the young Cicero

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 (75,129 points)

    The Google Translate rendering into English is pleasantly surreal:


    'On feasts of me, and I went to the Santa put a new grandmother of the chariot. He did great things for me sandwiches and more. We acted on the shore. I have found the sea shell. I could hear it to my ear he hath made me into the sea.'


    and so on.

  • Tom Meade1 Level 2 (280 points)

    Valde frigus.

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 (75,129 points)

    Non est frigidus in Londinium. Ventosum est. Multa sunt nubes.

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