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Office challenge: How can you fill a Word document with random text?

Here's the answer to last week's challenge on forcing Outlook to open the next message for you, along with a new question to test your Word skills.

Formatting an empty Word template can be a challenge — you need text to see the full picture. You could copy text from another document but it might be easier to fill the document with some random text. How would you accomplish this bit of magic in Word? Last week we asked… "After deleting a message, how can you force Outlook to open the next message automatically?" The answer's simple, as some of you said, if you know where to find the right setting. Sometimes — Okay, quite often — finding the right setting in Outlook is a challenge. rajan.sowri@... was the first to respond with the right setting; spin2nz responded first with all the steps to find the setting:

  1. From the Tools menu, select Options.
  2. Click the Preferences tab.
  3. Click the E-mail Options button in the E-mail section.
  4. In the Message Handling section, choose Open The Next Item from the After Moving or Deleting an Open Item option's dropdown list.
  5. Click OK twice.  
  mhbaum@... also had the correct answer. Unfortunately, I believe Willie11 is correct about Outlook Express. If you know how to do this in Outlook Express, please share the setting. I don't use Windows Mail, but I am looking for an answer to Willie11's question.

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Susan Sales Harkins is an IT consultant, specializing in desktop solutions. Previously, she was editor in chief for The Cobb Group, the world's largest publisher of technical journals.

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