In this video, I show you how to easily insert random text (both lorem ipsum and English) into a Microsoft Word 2016 document with a simple formula (this should work for most versions of Word). You control how many paragraphs and sentences in each paragraph. This can come in handy if you need to fill a document with random text for appearances and don’t care what the text is.

The formulas are as follows:

For lorem ipsum type: =lorem(5,6)

For random English text type: =rand(5,6)

  • 5 represents the quantity of paragraphs
  • 6 represents the number of sentences per paragraph
  • Change this to suit your preferences
  • Then press enter to populate the text
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