Using the undocumented Lorem Ipsum feature in Word

Sometimes in Word, you need to generate some dummy text to fill in some part of the page until you get the actual content. It’s common to use a Lorem Ipsum generator to do that, but you may not know that Word has one built in. Here’s how you use it…

To get the filler text, enter =lorem():

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That generates a default number of five paragraphs with three sentences each:

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If you want something a little different, you can specify your own number of paragraphs and sentences (in this case, three paragraphs and ten sentences in each paragraph):

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And you see what you get below:

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Finally, if you’re using Word for Macs, you can do the same thing, only you use the =rand() function:

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