Hidden message in Microsoft Excel 97...

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  1. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    I was just digging through my desk drawer and found an old note explaining how to see the hidden message in Excel 97... for those of you who haven't seen it.

    (Excel needs to be NOT in the R1L1 cell reference but in the letter:number reference)

     
  2. Chris Lock

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    > Excel needs to be NOT in the R1L1 cell reference but in the letter:number reference

    Not sure what that means, but I get invalid input.
     
  3. Dave Poehlman

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    Chris, go to TOOLS/OPTIONS

    click on the GENERAL tab and uncheck the R1C1 reference box.

    Then try it again.
     
  4. Artur Meinild

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    Wow, that's kind of freaky, isn't it? [​IMG]
    (and how amazing it is that exactly Excel 97 is installed on the machine I use right now...)
     
  5. Ron-P

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    Soooo, what's the message?
    Peace Out~[​IMG]
     
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  7. Michael*K

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    I have no idea what it says but the Office software is filled with Easter eggs. The most notorious (or humorous) is typing "I'd like to kill Bill Gates" in MS Word. Select the phrase in the thesaurus and the synonym listed is "I'll drink to that."
     
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    I think the thesaurus thing is just coincidental, it's matching the first thing it finds alphabetically after the word "I'd". You can type "I'd like to _______" and fill in the blank with anything you want, and it will still say "I'll drink to that".
     
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    couldn't get it to work. What the f does it say!
     
  12. Dave Poehlman

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  13. Brian Kleinke

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    Ah yes.. the good old Excel mini Flight Simulator [​IMG] Been ages since I last tried that.
    Anyone remeber all the fun you could have in the "help & about box" in Windows 3.11 where if you clicked on the parts of the windows logo you could get text to scroll above it!
    Ah the days of Easter Eggs... they're not supposed to do anything like that any more over at M$ [​IMG]
    Brian
     

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