Insert random dummy text not working in Word

Microsoft Word has a function that allows you to insert random dummy text. However, you may run into a problem when creating a random text in Word. What should you do when nothing happens after you write the function for a random text in Word and press the Enter button? Read this article to understand why and how inserting a random dummy text in Word is not working.

Fix problem to insert dummy text in Word

Please read the article on creating a random text in Word before starting. If it still does not work, read further to solve this issue. If nothing happens when you press Enter after typing one of these texts below, you should change the settings in AutoCorrect.


Replace text as you type in AutoCorrect

To solve the issue of creating a random dummy text in Word, you should follow the steps below. First of all, we need to open the Word Options dialog box.

  • Go to File > (More) > Click on Options

Now, the Word Options dialog box opens in your Word document.

  • Click on Proofing on the left pane
  • Then click on AutoCorrect Options
creating random dummy text not working in Word

Then the AutoCorrect dialog box opens.

  1. Go to AutoCorrect at the top
  2. Put a tick in front of > Replace text as you type
  3. Click OK to close the AutoCorrect box
  4. Lastly, click OK in the Word Options box

Now AutoCorrect is enabled, which means that you can enter a random text in Word.

Change AutoCorrect setting. Replace text as you type.

Lorem Ipsum text is not working

If you have problems or issues when using the lorem function, try to check which Word version you are using. Remember that Lorem Ipsum text in Microsoft Word does not work on Mac.

=lorem() only works on Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 & 2019 on Windows versions.

Random text working in all Word versions

It is always safer to use the rand function, as it works on all Word versions. Notice that Microsoft Word for Mac only supports inserting random text. You should not have any problems using the rand function unless you have to change the AutoCorrect Options, as explained before.

=rand() function works on Microsoft Word 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 & 2019.


There are several reasons why creating a random dummy text is not working in Microsoft Word. It could be due to the Word version or the operating system (Mac) you use on your computer. Another solution is to enable Replace text as you type in the AutoCorrect Options. Now you can insert a random text in Word using one of these solutions.

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