Generate Random Text in Microsoft Word Documents (Like Lorem Ipsum or Latin Text)

by Avantix Learning Team | Updated May 4, 2023

Applies to: Microsoft® Word® 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, 2021 and 365 (Windows)

If you are creating a Microsoft Word document, template or mockup and you want to create placeholder text, you can generate random text using the built-in RAND function or LOREM function (which generates Latin or Lorem ipsum text).

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Generating random text in the current language

To generate random text using the current language in a Word document with the default of 5 paragraphs and 3 sentences:

  1. Position the cursor in the document where you want to generate random text.
  2. Type =RAND().
  3. Press Enter.

To generate random text using the current language in a Word document and customize the number of paragraphs and sentences:

  1. Position the cursor in the document where you want to generate random text.
  2. Type =RAND(number of paragraphs, number of sentences) such as =RAND(3,2).
  3. Press Enter.

Word will generate random text from its repository.

Generating random Latin text (Lorem ipsum text)

To generate random Latin text in a Word document with the default of 5 paragraphs and 3 sentences:

  1. Position the cursor in the document where you want to generate random text.
  2. Type =LOREM().
  3. Press Enter.

Word will generate Latin text starting with Lorem ipsum.

To generate random Latin text in a document and customize the number of paragraphs and sentences:

  1. Position the cursor in the Word document where you want to generate random text.
  2. Type =LOREM(number of paragraphs, number of sentences) such as =LOREM(3,2).
  3. Press Enter.

The following is an example of Lorem ipsum text in a Word document:

Random or lorem ipsum text in a Word document.

This article was first published on February 9, 2022 and has been updated for clarity and content.

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If you are creating a Microsoft Word document, template or mockup and you want to create placeholder text, you can generate random text using the built-in RAND function or LOREM function (which generates Latin or Lorem ipsum text).
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