Lorem Ipsum random text generator

April 29, 2008

Ever seen that random text that appears to be Latin? It’s ‘filler’ text for content that hasn’t been written yet, and gives a designer (web, magazine, newspaper, book designer, etc.) some idea of how the finished document will look.

If you want to provide your own filler text, then use the Lorem Ipsum website to generate random sets of Lorem Ipsum text. Where? http://www.lipsum.com/

Plenty of other random text generators abound—just search for “lorem ipsum” and you’ll get millions!

Update December 2008: Woody’s Office Watch article from 21 November 2008 explains how to automatically generate lorem ipsum text from Word 2007.

Update March 2010: Now there’s HTML-ipsum! Go to http://html-ipsum.com/ then click on the type of text you’d like — ordered list, unordered list, paragraph, empty table, etc. It gets copied to the clipboard and you can then paste it into your HTML editor. Neat!

Update October 2011: And for fun there’s Cupcake Ipsum: http://cupcakeipsum.com

Update July 2013: How about 56 different types of lorem ipsum generators? http://mashable.com/2013/07/11/lorem-ipsum/

[Links last checked October 2011]


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  4. There are alternatives to Lorem Ipsum, check out the random text generator in Cicero, Gibberish and even binary at loremipsums.com

  5. Great selections, my company recently developed our own ipsum text site to add to the list:


    This site takes the whole thematic side of ipsum text generators to the next level, hope you like it!

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