How to Insert Dummy Text in PowerPoint 2010

Adding dummy text could be useful for designers and presenters who are preparing a PowerPoint presentation template for their presentations but don’t have yet the final copy. Especially if you want to test different animations and transitions before having the final material or copy to your slides.

We have seen how to add Lorem Ipsum text as placeholder in PowerPoint using a couple of built in functions in PowerPoint. Here we will recall these functions and make it easier to embed placeholder text or random text as placeholder or dummy text in PowerPoint slides.

  • =rand() will generate a text starting with The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
  • =lorem() will generate a Lorem Ipsum text in the slide or any text area.

Just place the function in the text box where you want to generate a text and Microsoft PowerPoint will generate a copy for you.

rand() function PowerPoint

Then you can save your PowerPoint template and once you have the final copy you can replace the generated text with your own text. Random text for your slides can be very useful if you are a presenter preparing a PowerPoint presentation design or template before you have the final copy or text.

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