Generate Random Text in Word

Microsoft Office Word lets you quickly insert sample text into a document. In certain scenarios such as when creating a new Word template, you might want to insert some random text. Rather than manually typing random characters or copy pasting you can use the built-in function to insert some random text. Here’s how:

=rand()

  • Type =rand() in the document where you want the text to appear and press Enter;
  • Word will fill your document with five paragraphs of 3 sentences in English text;

You can customize this random text to insert your desired number of paragraphs and sentences by using the following syntax “=rand(x,y)” where “x” the number of paragraphs and “y” the number of sentences.
In other words, if you use =rand(3,2) will generate 3 paragraphs of 2 sentences.

=lorem()

  • Type =lorem() in the document where you want the text to appear, and press Enter;
  • Word will fill your document with five paragraphs of 3 sentences in non-localized, pseudo-Latin text (Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet…).

You can customize this random text to insert your desired number of paragraphs and sentences by using the following syntax “=lorem(x,y)” where “x” the number of paragraphs and “y” the number of sentences.
In other words, if you use =lorem(2,6) will generate 2 paragraphs of 6 sentences.

Word_Random_Text

Note: This article applies for Microsoft Word 2007 and later editions.

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Nik

Experienced IT Consultant working and living in the UK. In early years he was born and raised up in Greece and been to the UK since studies. He is passionate with technology, gadgets and computers, he really likes the internet and IT in general.

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