Quick tips to get some text into Office…

To quickly create some text in a word 2007 document to send something decent to a printer just type: (not tried this on old versions)

“=rand(20)”  (without the quotes)


To generate random numbers in Excel try



As an update to this blog post, MVP Blake Handler wrote

=rand() was an old way of getting text into Word documents


NOW . . . under Word 2007 there’s a newerer method.




This is “Lorem” text sample that is more evenly distrubted than “The quick brown fox . . .””


Thanks for the update Blake, much appreciated 🙂

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