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bk T
17-01-2007, 11:08 PM
In Word, when the following is typed:
=rand(2000,99)

and depress Enter, it will generate over 200 pages of "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"

Anybody knows why?

Laura
17-01-2007, 11:11 PM
Did you count them yourself - or is this hearsay?

allcamp
17-01-2007, 11:20 PM
I use =rand (n,n) followed by hitting the "enter" as a quick way to generate text that I can use when coaching others to learn Word. The first number refers to the number of paragraphs and the second number refers to the number of times the phrase is repeated. I use it to show the effect of changing font size, colour, style etc. and to demonstrate how to cut/copy/paste, etc. It is very useful.

winmacguy
17-01-2007, 11:38 PM
Some programmer at MS had too much time on their hands one day just prior to the release of Windows 95.

bk T
18-01-2007, 09:49 AM
Isn't this a bug in Word? If by chance, you typed in the those words (characters) and hit Enter, imagine the consequences.:confused::confused:

godfather
18-01-2007, 10:52 AM
It's not a bug.

Its a well known and used feature designed to enable sample text to be generated.

It is documented
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/212251

MAC_H8ER
18-01-2007, 10:56 AM
wouldn't it suck if you did it at work and hit "print" 25 times like most impatient people do? :D

winmacguy
18-01-2007, 11:03 AM
yeh and it would suck even more if it was on quality stock that cost $1 a sheet.

Graham L
18-01-2007, 02:14 PM
And it would be even worse if you did that at home and you had to pay for the paper and ink yourself. :D