How to Insert a Dummy Text in MS Word?

To do this:

1. Open Microsoft Word


2. Type any of the two:

  • =lorem(a,b)
  • =rand(a,b)

Note: “a” is the number of paragraph(s), and “b” is the number of sentence(s) per paragraph. And don’t include spaces in between.



The result would be the following:

    • For Word 2003:

“a quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.”

    • For Word 2007 and 2010

“On the Insert tab, the galleries include items that are designed to coordinate with the overall look of your document.”


if you’re not going to type any numerical value inside the parenthesis, the result would be like this:


Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Maecenas porttitor congue massa. Fusce posuere, magna sed pulvinar ultricies, purus lectus malesuada libero, sit amet commodo magna eros quis urna.

Nunc viverra imperdiet enim. Fusce est. Vivamus a tellus.

Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas. Proin pharetra nonummy pede. Mauris et orci.


On the Insert tab, the galleries include items that are designed to coordinate with the overall look of your document. You can use these galleries to insert tables, headers, footers, lists, cover pages, and other document building blocks. When you create pictures, charts, or diagrams, they also coordinate with your current document look.

You can easily change the formatting of selected text in the document text by choosing a look for the selected text from the Quick Styles gallery on the Home tab. You can also format text directly by using the other controls on the Home tab. Most controls offer a choice of using the look from the current theme or using a format that you specify directly.

To change the overall look of your document, choose new Theme elements on the Page Layout tab. To change the looks available in the Quick Style gallery, use the Change Current Quick Style Set command. Both the Themes gallery and the Quick Styles gallery provide reset commands so that you can always restore the look of your document to the original contained in your current template.

Question: What is the maximum number of paragraphs and sentences in Word?

Answer: You can have a maximum of 200 paragraphs and 99 sentences per each paragraph.

Question: The dummy text, =rand() and =lorem() is not working. how to resolve this?

Answer: Check if Replace as you type option is turned off.

Word 2010

1. Go to File tab.


2. Select Options.


Word Options window will appear


3. Select Proofing and select AutoCorrect Options.


4. Make sure the Replace text as you type is checked.


5. Click Ok.


About johnerwinmagno

I'm a part time instructor at Informatics International College Diliman. Teaching Computer Applications such as MS Office Suites and Computer Aided Design (CAD). View all posts by johnerwinmagno

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