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    I am trying to insert random text for some computer work on Word 2007. I know that =rand(3,5) should imput some text. I have the = sign on the left margin of the page. Question, Why am I not getting my results?

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    Welcome to the Lounge!

    Make sure that there is no other text on the same line, either before or after the "formula". Does it work if you type

    =rand()

    (without numbers between the parentheses) in an empty paragraph and press Enter?

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    [quote name='HansV' post='795619' date='30-Sep-2009 16:23']Welcome to the Lounge!

    Make sure that there is no other text on the same line, either before or after the "formula". Does it work if you type

    =rand()

    (without numbers between the parentheses) in an empty paragraph and press Enter?[/quote]
    To further expand on the answer from HansV you can place 2 figures between the parentheses. ie (4,2) This will result in 4 paragraphs each of two sentences. The figures must be separated by a comma.
    We used it in Word 1 as a means of starting the classes off at the same point.
    It is important to hit the enter key.

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    [quote name='E_OGRADY' post='795622' date='30-Sep-2009 09:50']The figures must be separated by a comma.[/quote]
    Actually, you must use the list separator character specified in your system settings.
    For English language versions of Windows this is usually a comma, but continental European versions often use the semi-colon ; as list separator (since the comma is in use as decimal separator).

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