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Generate Placeholder Text

Generate Placeholder Text in Word 2007

In Microsoft Word 2007, You can generate random text to fill a document by typing the following simple command.

Just type this line in the body of the document (the same way that you would enter an Excel formula), and when you hit enter, it will be replaced with meaningless placeholder text.

=rand()

You can also specify the amount of text by entering the following options:

=rand(number_of_paragraphs,number_of_sentences)

Example:

=rand(2,2)

Generates:

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.

More Info:

http://blogs.msdn.com/jensenh/archive/2005/09/23/473269.aspx


NOTE: This tip should work in other versions of Microsoft Word as well.

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