How to Insert THREE Types of Random Text into Microsoft Word 2010

 
Long ago, we all learned entering =rand() into Microsoft Word automatically pasted a paragraph of repeating text "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."
 
    • =rand()   – Enter rand() into Microsoft Word to paste a paragraph of repeating text "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."
 
 
    • =rand()  – Entering rand() yields a paragraph of the localized (installed) language of Microsoft Office – English Example:  "On the Insert tab, the galleries include items that are designed to coordinate with the overall look of your document. You can use these galleries to insert tables, headers, footers, lists, cover pages, and other document building blocks. When you create pictures, charts, or diagrams, they also coordinate with your current document look"

    • =lorem() – Entering lorem() into Microsoft word pastes the Publisher’s favorite Lorem Text: "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Maecenas porttitor congue massa. Fusce posuere, magna sed pulvinar ultricies, purus lectus malesuada libero, sit amet commodo magna eros quis urna."

    • =rand.old() Entering rand.old() brings-back the original Microsoft Word paragraph of repeating text "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."
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BLAKE was a Microsoft MVP and award winning programmer with over 20+ years experience providing complete Windows and networking support for small to medium sized businesses. BLAKE is also Jazz Musician and Instructor for residential clients on the Los Angeles West Side.
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3 Responses to How to Insert THREE Types of Random Text into Microsoft Word 2010

  1. Tomas says:

    Neither =lorum() nor =rand.old() works for me in Word 2010 x64.

  2. Axel says:

    First it’s =lorem(), not =lorum(), then the function accepts an argument, which is the number of paragraphs to generate: =lorem(100) creates several pages of text.

  3. Blake says:

    Sorry about the "lorem" typo — all fixed now! (^_^)

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