Lorem Ipsum–goofy MS Word tip for the day


Here’s an odd one for you.  Try typing this in Microsoft Word on a line by itself and hit enter:

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What you’ll get is this:

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Pretty bizarre, eh?  This is the famous “lorem ipsum” pseudo-latin text that is used extensively by graphic design folks.  The idea is that if you present a layout that has readable text, whoever you show it to will READ the text and that will influence whether or not they like the layout.  The goal is to represent that “text goes here” but NOT have people waste their time reading and comprehending it.

In my example above, I specified “=lorem(2)” which means “give me 2 paragraphs of gibberish”.  If you want more, just change that number.  Word will give you 3 sentences per paragraph by default, but if you want more, you can have it!  Try =lorem(2,10) – that’ll give you two paragraphs with 10 sentences each.

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