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Office 2007 - Random Filler Text

Office 2007 - Random Filler Text

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Ok, so slightly random, but useful all the same.  Hat's off to Susanne for pinging this over to me :-)

It's taken from 'The New Paperclip' which is a great resource for tips and tricks around Office 2007 and this particular tip focuses on inserting random text into documents, which is especially useful when demo'ing the Office 2007 system.

You can generate the good old Lorum Ipsum text by simply typing =lorem() which will generate something like this:

"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.

Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas. Proin pharetra nonummy pede. Mauris et orci."

but if you wanted to insert a specific amount of text, i.e. 3 paragraphs, you would place the number in the brackets, like this: =lorem(3)

An alternative to the latin is =rand() which again will generate a couple of paragraphs of random English text, yet this one is a little more customisable, so I can specify =rand(3,4) which would give me 3 paragraphs with 4 sentences in each.  Easy!

Same =rand() again for this one.

 =rand() again, but this time it generates a random number.


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