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Inserting placeholder text

When you are creating document templates, for example, you may sometimes need to generate some placeholder text to see and review the layout on the page.

In Word, there are two commands which can be used to insert placeholder text.

To insert placeholder text in English, enter the command =rand() at the point where you want the text to appear, and confirm with the [Enter] key.

Word automatically inserts a block of text comprising five paragraphs of three sentences each, taken from Word help entries.

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To insert placeholder text in Latin, enter the command =lorem() at the point where you want the text to appear, and confirm with the [Enter] key.

Again, Word inserts a block of text comprising five paragraphs of three sentences each. Unlike the English text, in this case the sentence length is random.

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If you want to specify how many paragraphs and sentences to generate, enter the number of paragraphs, a comma, then the number of sentences, between the brackets in the command (=rand() or =lorem()).

For example, the command =rand(6,3) will generate a block of English text with six paragraphs of three sentences each.