# How to post a MWE without personal information?

I have a strange behavior with the `microtype` package (for some reason it won't break a word, but no warnings).

What can I do to post a MWE without personal informations? If I just replace the text with random Words, this obviously changes the layout and the behavior just disappears.

• Hmmm … Perhaps search for similar words, where you observe the same unwanted behaviour? Sort the letters of the personal information word by word alphabetical? – Speravir Dec 2 '13 at 4:40
• blur it or overpaint it on MSpaint? – percusse Dec 2 '13 at 8:11
• this doesn't address the mwe question, but is an approach to figuring out why a word isn't broken. you can use the command `\showhyphens{thewordyouwantinformationabout}` to find out how (la)tex thinks it can be broken. if the result doesn't show hyphenation points you can add them either with `\hyphenation{this-is-how-to-break-it}` entries in the preamble or with "discretionary hyphens" (`\-`) in appropriate places. if hyphenation points are shown, remember that a word that is already hyphenated can't automatically be hyphenated further, and some other tactic is needed. – barbara beeton Dec 2 '13 at 15:20
• If the behavior is not reproducible, there's little people can do in order to help you. – egreg Dec 3 '13 at 8:53

Unless you discover a bug along the lines of: "when I put `someonr` in a section heading, the computer expolodes", it should always be possible to reproduce the bug.
If the problem is in TeX's word-breaking algorithm, then as long as the word to break is not strictly confidentail, you can replace everything else on the line by a properly sized `\rule{10em}{1ex}`. This puts a black box of width `10em` (approx. 25 letters) into the text.