How to Enter Sample Filler Text in Microsoft Word

If you have had me in a Word class there is no doubt that I showed you how to enter some sample text in Word. To generate the random text start a new line of text with one of the following formulas.

=rand(8)

This would generate 8 random paragraphs of text.

=rand(?)

This gives you how ever many paragraphs you substitute for the question mark.

=lorem(8)

This would generate 8 random paragraphs of non-sense Latin.

Another option you have is to control how many lines each paragraph has.

=rand(p,l)

Where the p = ? of paragraphs and the l = how many lines per paragraph.

=rand(9,15)

This would give you 9 paragraphs with each paragraph containing 15 lines respectively.

One last method is to use the =rand.old(?) to give you the text with Word 2003 versions or older.

A final note: If your Word formulas do not work it is most likely because the autocorrect options are turned off. Find the AutoCorrect button from Word options.

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About Steve Chase

Proud husband and dad to 4 boys! Microsoft Certified Trainer and Scout Leader are some of things I call myself. The Cincinnati Reds are my favorite team! When not outdoors, I like working with documents in Microsoft Office and QuickBooks. My wife shares her recipes from her cookbooks on her food blog @ 5dollardinners.com.
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3 Responses to How to Enter Sample Filler Text in Microsoft Word

  1. Sarah E Weigert says:

    Love it! Especially the Latin one. Took several years of it in grade school decades ago. Thanks!

  2. Sanjay Kishore says:

    I appreciate it. but There is one confusion in =rand(p,l) l : represent no of sentences not line is it true or not.

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