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    'easter egg' in Word? (MSO 2003)

    Just for fun!
    type in =rand (x,y) where X and y = numbers and press enter
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    Re: 'easter egg' in Word? (MSO 2003)

    This is not really an easter egg: it's documented in MSKB article How to insert sample text into a document in Word.

    There were 'real' easter eggs in Office 2000 and before (for example, Word 97 contained a pinball game and Excel 97 a flight simulator), but after complaints, Microsoft decided not to include any in Office XP and 2003 applications (as far as I know).

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    Re: 'easter egg' in Word? (MSO 2003)

    Thats why I put the "?" after it I wasn't sure or not. I remember the flight simulator. That was fun
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    Re: 'easter egg' in Word? (MSO 2003)

    Small addition: this only works if you type this at the beginning of an empty paragraph. The result depends on the localized version (English, French, etc.) of Word.

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    Re: 'easter egg' in Word? (MSO 2003)

    one small addition to Jan's small addition:

    not only does the =rand(x,y) have to be at the beginning of a paragraph but that paragraph can NOT be after certain special characters like a manual page break. Somehow, Word does not think that such a paragraph is really a new paragraph.

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    Re: 'easter egg' in Word? (MSO 2003)

    > Somehow, Word does not think that such a paragraph is really a new paragraph.

    Well, a manual line break is a character in the paragraph. But if you ever get into OpenOffice.org, you will see that the program characterizes a page break as a property of the paragraph that follows. This is one of those conceptual difficulties that makes coding practices trickier to transfer to the new environment. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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