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    I have a big chunck of text of around 11,200 words that I want to cut down to around 6,000 words. I've uploaded the text onto excel, seperated each word into seperate cells and managed to get all the words into one column. I want to randomly pick out words from the text, so that only 6,000 words are randomly picked out of the 11,200 words. How should I do this exactly?


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    Re: Randomly selecting words from text


    One way would be to put


    in all cells in the column adjacent to your data.

    Then sort the two columns using the RAND column as the key then pick the first 6000 words.
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