This is a cool and useful trick that has been in PowerPoint for a few versions. It is good for creating quick sample slides. Basically there is a bit of hidden code in PowerPoint that you can activate by typing “=rand()“.

Here is my sample slide (default PPT template) and I have typed the ‘secret’ coding.

Then press enter and it fills the text box (and beyond) with “The quick brown fox…” text.

– Troy @ TLC