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Type =rand(99,200) in Microsft Word and press enter.See what happens.Why is this so????

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  • piquet
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    it's a left over from the development stages of microsoft word - giving the developers the ability to rapidly generate a section of text while testing the text formatting functions without having to manually type something or keep copying and pasting bodies of text every time.

    the first number is how many lines to create, the second number is, i believe, how many times the phrase should appear.

    using the =raņd(x,x) shortcut the developer(s) can quickly generate a large amount of text fitting the specifications they're testing on.

    on a side note, the phrase that appears when you do that contains every letter of the alphabet.

  • gcason
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    It allows you to insert random text into a document as a placeholder. The number in parentheses controls the number of times the text is inserted. You could use it to develop the layout of a document.

  • Shwaa
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    It's what's called an Easter Egg. Just a little something fun hidden in the program.

    http://forums.techguy.org/business-applications/46...

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