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    Lost rand function (2000)

    Why would '=rand(5)' stop working (it produces five sample paragraphs of text)? What have I turned off? Help, Andy.

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    Re: Lost rand function (2000)

    You must type the "formula" in a blank paragraph.

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    Re: Lost rand function (2000)

    Tried it.. still doesn't correct it. There must be something switched off?!

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    Re: Lost rand function (2000)

    I don't think it is possible to turn it off. Try Phil Rabichow's <!post=Systematic Approach to Behavioral Problems in Word (97/2000),197827>Systematic Approach to Behavioral Problems in Word (97/2000)<!/post>.

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    Re: Lost rand function (2000)

    "Tools > Autocorrect options > Replace text as you type" has to be checked, too. It's some weird kind of AutoCorrect that is inserting the text.

    <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16> Klaus

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    Re: Lost rand function (2000)

    If Klaus's answer (about having Replace as you type checked) didn't get you going, here's one other suggestion: per Hans' suggestion, =rand(5) has to be in a blank paragraph. If you type =rand(5) after a manual page break (or next-page section break), you may think you're in a blank paragraph bcs you're at the top of a new page. But from Word's perspective, you're not. The page break is not considered the same as a line enter for this purpose.

    Fred

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