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Include Dummy Text in PowerPoint Slides

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Microsoft PowerPoint makes it simple and easy to include dummy text in presentation, and the newer versions of PowerPoint offers greater choice in the type of fake content user can include. Microsoft introduced an undocumented feature in PowerPoint 2010, user can make dummy test using a couple of built in functions.  Recall these functions and simply embed placeholder text or random text as placeholder or dummy text in PowerPoint slides. Open PowerPoint slide and type =rand() in text box.

Include Dummy Text in PowerPoint Slides

Press the Enter key; and there are three paragraphs that contain 5 lines each of “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” text.

dummy text

User can control the numbers of lines and paragraphs with random text as placeholder or dummy text in PowerPoint slides.

  • =rand(4,2) will provide  with 4 paragraphs of 2 lines each of  “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” text.
  • =rand(2,1) will provide with 2 paragraphs of 1 line each of “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” text.

Using =rand() function is an easy way to generate random text for your PowerPoint presentations, but you can also use other similar functions like =lorem() to make a Lorem Ipsum paragraph, instead.

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