Lorem Ipsum in PowerPoint presentations

Lorem Ipsum text is widely adeopted as a text placeholder for any text area where you need to put dummy text.

In PowerPoint you can also add Lorem Ipsum in your slides when you don’t know what to put as a content. While you can use a Lorem Ipsum generator like this free lorem ipsum generator tool, there is an easier way to add Lorem Ipsum text to PowerPoint or dummy text to your slides.

The hint is to use a PowerPoint built in function that automatically adds Lorem Ipsum paragraphs to your slides.

Just need to open PowerPoint and write =lorem(N) where N is the number of paragraphs that you want to automatically add to your slide as a content placeholder.

lorem ipsum powerpoint

Finally when you hit the Enter key the new paragraphs with Lorem Ipsum text will be added to your slides. This works in PowerPoint 2007 and Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.

As a result, you can see the following slide image with the Lorem Ipsum text.

lorem ipsum ppt

Additionally you can also use =rand() function to add a random text to your slide. This kind of tips and tricks for PowerPoint might be useful for example if you are building a PowerPoint presentation for your organization but you don’t know in advance what text or copy to embed into the slide. Great for example if you are in charge of the company PowerPoint templates and need to create a PPT template or PPTX template for your organisation where the text and final version will be created in a later stage.