Placeholder text can be useful if you're building the layout of a document, but you don't have the final text. This quick tip shows how to add random text or Latin placeholder text.
(upbeat music)…- [Instructor] If you are designing the layout…of a document, but you don't have the final text,…you can build the document using placeholder text.…All you need to do is type in a special line of text.…If you want random text, type the equals sign,…followed by, rand, open parentheses,…then put in the number of paragraphs you want, followed…by a comma, and then the number of lines…that you want in each paragraph.…
Close the parentheses, hit the Enter key,…and you'll see it automatically fills…in random text based on the variables…that you put in.…Sometimes random text can be distracting.…A nice alternative is to use random Latin text…as a placeholder instead.…So we can delete the text that we have here,…and this time, we can type in equals, lorem,…open parentheses, the number of paragraphs you want,…comma, the number of lines you want in each paragraph,…close parentheses and press Enter.…
This is a common technique used by designers.…When you see a block of Latin text in a document,…it's usually just a temporary placeholder.…
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- Drawing a table
- Adding page breaks
- Formatting text in a table
- Using section breaks to control column layouts
- Properly adding space between paragraphs
- Starting page numbering later in a document
- Recovering a document after a crash
- Including both portrait and landscape pages in a document
- Saving to Google Drive from within Word
- Editing PDF content in Word
Skill Level Appropriate for all
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