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    Quick Brown Fox

    Some one once showed me a shortcut that produced the Quick Brown Fox block of text which is useful for testing anything that needs a few paragraphs of useless text. I think there is another one that produces a block of latin text too. Of course I now cant remember what it was they did.

    Kerry

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    Re: Quick Brown Fox

    Do you mean in Word.

    If so type the following, changing the numbers to suit your needs.
    =rand(3,2)

    This will produce 3 paragraphs each consisting of 2 sentences. In Word 2007 it now generates information about Word rather than "the quick brown fox..."

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    Re: Quick Brown Fox

    Microsoft Word has a trick to produce a number of copies of the sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog":
    - Make sure that the insertion point is in an empty paragraph.
    - Type =rand()
    - Press Enter.
    By default, you'll get 3 paragraphs of 5 sentences each. You can vary the number of paragraphs and of sentences per paragraph by typing for example =rand(9,2) - this will generate 9 paragraphs of 2 sentences each.

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    Re: Quick Brown Fox

    The pseudo latin text begins with "Lorem ipsum" and is often used by printers a dummy filler text for mockups etc.

    See Lorem Ipsum - All the facts for background info and a dummy text generator.

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    Re: Quick Brown Fox

    Sensational!

    Thanks everyone.

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