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Genmerate Random Text In Ms Word

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Do you want to generate random text in a Word document? You might ask why anybody would want to!


Well, supposing you had an important blog post/letter/assignment/report to write or already written to which you wanted to add formatting or a new style or even create your own style and you don’t want to risk messing up your precious work. You could save a copy to work with. Or you could type some gobbledygook (but his would be time consuming and a pain). You could copy and paste some text off the internet or from elsewhere to play with.


Here’s a tip you may, like me find a quicker, better and safer (we all know how Windows and Word can fail and not react how it should – as in modifying as copy). Simply at the start of a new document (or paragraph) type “=rand()” without the quotes. Pre Word 2007 will produce the text “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” several times whereas 2007 and later produces


“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.


You can easily change the formatting of selected text in the document text by choosing a look for the selected text from the Quick Styles gallery on the Home tab. You can also format text directly by using the other controls on the Home tab. Most controls offer a choice of using the look from the current theme or using a format that you specify directly.


To change the overall look of your document, choose new Theme elements on the Page Layout tab. To change the looks available in the Quick Style gallery, use the Change Current Quick Style Set command. Both the Themes gallery and the Quick Styles gallery provide reset commands so that you can always restore the look of your document to the original contained in your current template.”


Using “=rand.old()” in Word 2007 returns the older “Quick brown fox” text and “=lorem()” produces

“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.


Nunc viverra imperdiet enim. Fusce est. Vivamus a tellus.


Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas. Proin pharetra nonummy pede. Mauris et orci.”


Putting a number in the brackets dictates the number of paragraphs written so you can produce a page or even several pages of random text.


The “Ipsum Lorem” text is meaningless and is used as a dummy text in the printing and typesetting industries to judge results.


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Edited by profhig

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