For example:

Use as properties within the options on the Placeholder tab

Go to the Placeholder tab to configure your code

Another example:

Go to the Placeholder tab, to insert the HTML code attached to a placeholder object.

  • Hugo, it's very good that you added use cases, but to make the question better you should explain what a placeholder is.
    – ANeves
    Apr 4, 2017 at 18:20
  • One of the translations that use is "marcador".
    – Luciano
    May 3, 2017 at 12:08

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Placeholder is a sign for a space that will be filled with a specific purpose or activity. In Brazilian Portuguese, the usual word for this is reserva (and its cognates):

  • Use como propriedades dentro das opções na aba Reservada.

  • Vá à aba Reservada para configurar seu código.

  • I've used Brazilian Portuguese just because I'm not sure what's your target audience. Europeans and African Portuguese speakers might have a different word for it.
    – Ramon Melo
    Jan 27, 2017 at 19:15
  • You did well, Ramon. In Portugal, I think we use the same word in the same way.
    – ANeves
    Apr 4, 2017 at 18:23

Here in Brazil, when a good Portuguese equivalent word is not found for the original word or expression, Brazilians tend to use the original word — as is the case of "self service".

As far as I know, a placeholder is a default text (such as "Enter URL or search term") in web navigators, as you can see in this sample image:

placeholder examples]1


  • literal translation: segurador de lugar
  • adaptation: preenchimento.

But I think "preenchimento" is not very appropriate for this use because the placeholder does not actually fill (não "preenche") anything, it is just a text for a void space.

So I believe that the best interpretation is "exemplo"(example, sample).
Or, in the case of a picture: "moldura" (frame) or "quadro".

I would translate your sample sentences like this:

Use como propriedades nas opções da aba de exemplos.

Vá para a aba de exemplos para configurar seu codigo.

Vá para a aba de exemplos, para inserir o código HTML em um objeto de exemplo.

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    Bem vindo ao Portuguese SE Jeacom. Poderias traduzir sua resposta para o inglês, visto que a pergunta foi feita neste idioma e, talvez, quem perguntou ainda não compreenda perfeitamente nosso idioma e possa não aproveitar sua boa resposta.
    – gmauch
    Apr 3, 2017 at 2:25
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    @gmauch Desculpe, traduzi a resposta o melhor que pude. Apr 3, 2017 at 3:06
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    Jeacom, tentei melhorar a tua resposta, espero que gostes das edições. Está à vontade para revertê-las, ou mudá-las! Bem vindo à comunidade. :)
    – ANeves
    Apr 4, 2017 at 18:31

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