Our tip last week about inserting random text was extremely popular, but virtually everybody said it would be much better if you could insert lorem ipsum text into the document instead of random content from the help file…

Turns out, in Word all you have to do is use =lorem() instead of =rand() and you’ll be able to insert the lorem text instead. We found out about this from a comment by reader Will, who gets the reader of the week award… which I just made up.

Just type in =lorem() into your document, and hit the enter key…

And just like that, Lorem Ipsum is inserted automatically!

Just like the other tip, you can use the following syntax:


For instance, for 6 paragraphs of 20 sentences each, you would use:



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