Trying to decide on a typeface but wish you could see what all the letters of the alphabet in that type face look like at the same time? Here's a trick: Type =RAND() into the text box and press [Enter]. Voila! "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" appears across your slide. From here you can scroll through the font list with this text selected and choose the perfect fit. The font will automatically change as you scroll through.
About the author: AJ George is IconLogic's lead Technical Writer and author of both "PowerPoint 2007: The Essentials" and "PowerPoint 2008 for the Macintosh: The Essentials."
Also works for PowerPoint 2007. Within the parenthesis, you can enter the number of paragraphs and the number of sentences per paragraph separated by a comma. For example, typing “=rand(1, 2)”
In MS Word, try typing =rand(), =rand.old(), or =lorem() to view technical text, "quick brown fox" text, and Latin text respectively.
Posted by: M. Hunsberger | March 08, 2011 at 02:55 PM