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Creating Dummy Text

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Have you ever wanted to see what a certain type of formatting will look on your document before you apply it?

This How-To Article shows how to generate "dummy" text to test formatting.

Creating Dummy Text

1. Create a new, blank document.

2. Apply the formatting that you would like to test. (Don't type any text yet. Just apply the formatting.)

3. Type the following formula: =Rand(a,b) where a is the number of paragraphs that you would like to generate, and b is the number of sentences in each paragraph. For example, if you wanted to create two paragraphs with five sentences each, you would type: =Rand(2,5).

4. Press the Enter key.

5. Microsoft Word will now generate the default "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" sentence.

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