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Article ID: 180685 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 2.0

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Summary

Word includes a way to quickly insert sample text into a document. To do this, type the following
=rand()
and then press ENTER.

The inserted sample text is as follows:
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
NOTE: This feature is disabled when the "Replace text as you type" option is turned off. (To turn this option off, click AutoCorrect on the Tools menu, click the AutoCorrect tab, and click to clear the "Replace text as you type" check box.)

More information

By default, each paragraph contains five sentences. You can control how many paragraphs and sentences you want by adding numbers inside the parentheses. The =rand() function has the following syntax
=rand(p,s)
where p is the number of paragraphs and s is the number of sentences you want to appear in each paragraph.

Examples:
   =rand(1)     inserts one five-sentence paragraph of text.

   =rand(1,1)   inserts one one-sentence paragraph of text.

   =rand(1,2)   inserts one two-sentence paragraph of text.

   =rand(2)     inserts two five-sentence paragraphs of text.

   =rand(2,1)   inserts two one-sentence paragraphs of text.

   =rand(10)    inserts ten five-sentence paragraphs of text.

   =rand(10,1)  inserts ten one-sentence paragraphs of text.

   =rand(10,10) inserts ten ten-sentence paragraphs of text.
				
NOTE: When you omit the second number the default is five sentences of text. The maximum number that can be used inside the parenthesis is 200 (this number may be lower depending on the number of paragraphs and sentences specified).

Applies to
  • Microsoft Word 98 for Macintosh
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