Techie Tip of the Week: Adding Dummy Text in Word

Ever find yourself wanting to test out a new layout for a brochure, poster, or article but don’t want to use actual content? The typesetting industry has for centuries used latin text to do exactly this (generally starting with “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit”).

Microsoft Word makes it easy to add this dummy text, and the newer versions of Word give you greater choice in the type of fake content you can add.

Here’s how to add dummy text using MS Word:

All Macintosh versions of MS Word and all versions of Word from 2003 and earlier:

To generate a number of paragraphs and sentences with the sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”, use this command:

=rand(number of paragraphs, number of sentences)

For example, to generate 1 paragraph with 5 sentences of “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.”, use the command =rand(1,5):

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.

 


 

Word 2007 and 2010 – “Quick brown fox”

To generate a number of paragraphs and sentences with the sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”, use this command:

=rand.old(number of paragraphs, number of sentences)

For example, to generate 1 paragraph with 5 sentences of “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.”, use the command =rand.old(1,5):

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.

 


 

Word 2007 and 2010 – Random text from the help sections

To generate a number of paragraphs and sentences from the help section, use this command:

=rand(number of paragraphs, number of sentences)

For example, to generate 1 paragraph with 5 sentences from the help section, use the command =rand(1,5):

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.

 


 

Word 2007 and 2010 – Lorem Ipsum

To generate a number of paragraphs and sentences using the classic Lorem Ipsum text, use this command:

=lorem(number of paragraphs, number of sentences)

For example, to generate 3 paragraphs with 2 sentences of Lorem Ipsum, use the command =lorem(3,2):

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.

 

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