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Generate Lorem Ipsum Text In Word

If you have read how to create random text in Word, then you will already be familiar with the process of generating lorem ipsum text. Instead of using =rand(), you will use =lorem(). Type in

=lorem()

… and press Enter to generate five paragraphs of random lorem ipsum text. If five paragraphs aren’t enough for you, you can use something like this:

=lorem(10)

to generate 10 paragraphs. You can even control the number of sentences each paragraph contains with commands like this:

=lorem(20, 5)

The above will generate 20 paragraphs of lorem ipsum text, each of which contains five sentences.

 

What Is Lorem Ipsum Text?

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text. Lorem Ipsum has been the printing and typesetting industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 16th century, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type sample book. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages. Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Its use infiltrates every discipline where the inclusion of dummy text is useful – like web design. An empty web page doesn’t test a design, so coders will generate dummy content using lorem ipsum text.

The advantage of using lorem ipsum text instead of random text in the native language of the reader is that the latin text is likely to distract the reader from the content’s layout. It’s more or less normal distribution of letters gives the illusion of readable English.

Create Random Text In Word

Sometimes it’s useful to populate your document with some random text to get an idea of how it looks. Typing out paragraphs of text yourself would be a pain, but thankfully there is a tool that creates random text for you. You can create as much or as little random text as you want with

=rand()

Type the above in, press Enter and Word will create five paragraphs of random text. It’s not actually random; it’s take from Microsoft Word’s help files. You can control how much random text gets created by typing in something like:

=rand(10)

… and pressing Enter. This will create 10 paragraphs of random text. You can easily generate enough random text for any document you might have.

You can even control how many sentences are in each paragraph like this:

=rand(20, 2)

… which creates 20 paragraphs, each paragraph containing two sentences.