Automatically inserting dummy text into a Word document

Occasionally it is nice when you are laying out a new document to have some dummy filler text that will give you a basic idea of who the page will look once text has been entered. Unfortunately just typing something like “aaaaaa” will not give you the most accurate idea of how that will work.

In Microsoft’s newest version of Office for the PC, Office 2007, you can insert dummy text automatically. just type “=lorem()”

Now you can modify how much text is created by changing the variables “p” and “s” in the following example: “=lorem(p,s)”. In this case “p” stands for the number of paragraphs and “s” for the number of sentences you want in your dummy text.

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