I am looking for some sample text, or a sample document which includes most basic LaTeX code structures such as sections, paragraphs, item lists, equations, tables, figures. I would like to include it in my template to show how it will be printed. It should be more than 3 pages so that the effect of headings become visible. And it should make some sence. Currently I only have lispum texts, which is not optimal.

So far I only found these:

Since this will be published in a public code repository and the template be available for everyone I must of course have the right to use and publish the text.

  • You can also use kantlipsum package for more sensible text.
    – percusse
    Oct 3, 2012 at 8:29
  • I would prefer a rather technical text and I want to include the text directly in a tex file, not generate it with a command. The user of the template shall be able to find the code that produces the output directly. Oct 3, 2012 at 8:48
  • And the site I provided doesn't work for you?
    – yo'
    Oct 3, 2012 at 12:20
  • @percusse: at least it seemingly does not have less sense than original works of Kant;).
    – mbork
    Oct 3, 2012 at 12:23
  • I think I will use both sources I included in my post and create something new based on it. Oct 3, 2012 at 12:34

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You can use the funny thing called SCIgen, purpose of which is to generate non-sense computer-science articles that you can try to publish in a journal or a conference. On the other hand, they allow you to download not only the PDF file, but the LaTeX source file as well (including graphs, figures, tables, etc.)

You can find it here: http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/scigen/

I forgot to add: The site claims: The code for SCIgen is released under GPL. Which should mean that you can use the result and license it undel LPPL with no hesitation (you should just consider citing the source).

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