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    creating nonsense paragraphs (2002)

    Recently (say 4-6 months), Woody described a command that would create one or more nonsense paragraphs in Word. Apparently, it was a quick way to create text that could then be used by Microsoft techs. Can you tell me the command?

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    Re: creating nonsense paragraphs (2002)

    The simplest form is to type <font face="Georgia">=rand()</font face=georgia> in an empty paragraph, then press Enter. This will create three paragraphs of five sentences "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" each.

    If you want another number of paragraphs or sentences per paragraph, use (for example) <font face="Georgia">=rand(7,2)</font face=georgia> to create 7 paragraphs of 2 sentences each.

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    Re: creating nonsense paragraphs (2002)

    =rand() & then press <enter>

    To control the number paragraphs & number of sentences per paragraph, use:
    =rand(p,s) & then press <enter>.

    Quite frankly, if you want something more complex, with section breaks, etc., just create an autotext entry.
    Cheers,

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    Re: creating nonsense paragraphs (2002)

    I like the stereo response above!

    But were you referring to the Latin text usually used by Adobe Pagemaker (inter alia!) usually called Lorem ipsum?

    "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum."
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

    Ita, esto, quidcumque...

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    Re: creating nonsense paragraphs (2002)

    As far as I know, there is no "Lorem ipsum" generator built into Word. But if you like, you can store the text as an AutoText fragment named (for instance) "lipsum". Inserting the fragment a number of times is easy then.

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    Re: creating nonsense paragraphs (2002)

    The best Microsoft can do is this!
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

    Ita, esto, quidcumque...

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    Re: creating nonsense paragraphs (2002)

    I'll check it out when available; the KnowledgeBase seems to be down at the moment.

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