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Thursday, June 6, 2013

1363. Generate Random text in Word document.

Sam needs to generate random text in a word document. Is there an easy way to do this?

This is a tip that has been around since MS Office 2000. I always use this feature when I am setting up the page formatting so I can make sure it will look like I expect it to look.  

A simple start is to type =rand() in your document and it will generate 5 paragraphs of text. Depending upon what version of Word you are using what gets generated will differ.  

The original text was "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" is generated by =rand.old(1,1) 

BTW this is the shortest valid english sentence that utilizes all 26 letters in the alphabet.  

Do a search on the internet for "generate random text in Word" and you will find the information necessary to create all sorts of random text that you can use for your document formatting needs.

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