Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet

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In publishing and graphic design, Lorem ipsum is a placeholder text typically used to demonstrate the visual form of a document or typeface (i.e. text font) without relying on a meaningful content. It is more commonly used as a text placeholder before the final copy of a document is published.[1][2]

Lorem ipsum is typically a corrupted version of De finibus bonorum et malorum, a 1st-century BC text by the Roman statesman and philosopher Cicero, with words altered, added, and removed to make it nonsensical and improper Latin.[3]

Example Text

A common form of Lorem ipsum reads:

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.


  1. Adams, Cecil (February 2001). "What does the filler text "lorem ipsum" mean?". The Straight Dope.
  2. "Description of the "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet" text that appears in Word Help". support.microsoft.com. Retrieved 2007-03-22.
  3. Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Rackham, H. (1914) (in la, en). De finibus bonorum et malorum. New York: Macmillan Co.. p. 36 (Book I ix 32). https://archive.org/details/definibusbonoru02cicegoog.