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.


This would generate 8 random paragraphs of text.


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


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

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


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


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

Download my Word keyboard shortcuts guide.


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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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