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blindtext is a LaTeX package to create dummy text (and mathematics) in sample documents. It provides such text in a number of languages and a number of dummy document structures.

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Lua loop in edef gives error, but not in newcommand! How to fully expand macros with lua loops?

How can I have an \edef'ed (expanded) macro that has a lua loop with tex.sprint in it? I get an error when tex.sprint has another macro like \blindtext[<n>] in it. I do not get error if I print ...
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How to create sideways longtable where each cell contains a long paragraph?

I need my table to be as detailed below: Using longtable environment (multiple pages). The table is sidewaystable. Each cell can fit very long paragraph like when using \blindtext[2] and continues to ...
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How to generate a example/lorem ipsum bibliography in LaTeX?

I know the lorem ipsum, lipsum, blindtext and other packages for generating nonsense text in a LaTeX document. I also know there are a lot of alternatives. And I know you can use \nocite{*} to just ...
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Adding languages to package blindtext

When we use package blindtext with a specific language loaded by packages like babel or polyglossia, we can generate a sample document with some text in that particular language. Right now blind-texts ...
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Why missing number for \blindmathpaper if use accents.sty & blindtext.sty with XeLaTeX?

Why does loading accents.sty together with blindtext.sty produce an error at \blindmathpaper in the following source, which uses a unicode-math.sty? The error is: ./blindmathpaperXeLaTeXError.tex:16:...
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Package blindtext not producing inline math

The docs for blindtext.sty say to use option math to add some math, and command \blindmathtrue to cause the following blind text to contain inline math. However, I get no math whatsoever, inline or ...
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Having trouble with \blindtext

When using \usepackage{blindtext} vimtex throwing me a Compilation failed. My setup is vim + vimtex and as compiler I am using latexmk. PS: I had prior to that problems with \usepackage[enlgish]{...
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lipsum bibliography in draft stage — dummy references

Can someone suggest ways to add random references during the draft stage. The idea is to not get distracted to add references during the initial draft of the manuscript. I am looking for solutions ...
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Invisible blind text

I basically want to add invisible blind text to my document. To print the rough layout and take some notes on what I want to write inside each of the missing paragraphs. I tried: \phantom{\blindtext}...
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LaTeX says the package is not found but I do have the package installed [texlive] [linux mint] [texmaker]

I am using texmaker and texlive on my linux mint machine. I have just installed texmaker and texlive and when I try to \usepackage{blindtext} It says LaTeX Error: File blindtext.sty' not found ...
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Dummy text inside the marginal note doesn't continue to next pages

This is my little MWE, \documentclass{book} \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage{geometry} \geometry{ includemp, % or include something else? paper=a4paper, marginparwidth=...
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Styling \Blindtext and \blindtext (aka renewcommand with optional arguments)

I am using blindtext package to draw out how the layout of the document will look like and then swapping the "dummy" parts with real text. Problem is that I would like to give some style to these text ...
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Transform existing text into blind text or gibberish keeping format (wireframing)

Suppose I have a document that took me a while to design and write. Now I want to show someone the overall format and length of the document but I don't want this person to read or even be distracted ...
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Babel keeps complaining: “british not defined, using English instead.”

after having found nothing on google or here I have now resorted to my last hope: Asking myself. Whenever I run a latex file (using pdflatex from MikTeX under Windows 7 x64) with \usepackage[british]{...
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usage of \lipsum[] leads to fake examples

This is more a comment than a question. I've tried several hours to wrap text around a picture using the wrapfig package. Among others, I have relied on Adjusting left/right margins of a wrapfig ...
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blindtext, unicode-math, and babel won't play nice because of setmathfont (in LyX)

Usng unicode-math, I am trying (in LyX) to use a font for my main font, and also for math Latin and Greek characters, while keeping the rest as is. At the same time, I want to use blindtext. ...
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How to replace lipsum text with online text in LaTeX?

The packages lipsum and blindtext work well enough to flesh-out and format LaTeX documents, but are these packages all that's available? The question to answer in this thread: how can I use newly ...
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Images stacked horizontally : unwanted vertical gap

I am trying to stack three images horizontally. The images have the same size, I want to align them without any vertical gap. I followed the instructions that I found on this answer: \blindtext ...
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Alternative to “Lorem Ipsum”

Are there any alternative filler text packages besides lorem ipsum and blindtext? There seem to be a lot for the web, but I can't find any LaTeX packages and searching “alternatives to lorem ipsum” ...
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Generating single random sentences

lipsum, blindtext and kantlipsum all seem to default to producing paragraphs, whereas I want them to generate individual sentences. From the documentation, it looks as if it should be possible to ...