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Another "Why does Word do this" example

Discussion in 'Jokes and Humour' at netrider.net.au started by pvda, May 5, 2006.

  1. The following was just e-mailed to me by a mate (yes I still have one or two left).

    Not even Bill Gates can explain this one.
    Now we know why we have so many unexplained problems with Microsoft!!!

    Open a Word document and type:
    = rand (200,99)

    Press Enter and wait 5 seconds.

    P.S. remember to type it exactly as is above



    So do any of you propeller heads out there why it does it...........


     
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  2. I can't even do this at my crappy work...they cut back on everything...pay, equipment and software...stuck with OpenOffice.
     
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  3. I've been using that for ages when I need to fill a page with text for printer testing..

    =rand(5)

    will get you 5 paragraphs of "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."

    =rand(18) will get you a full page of text with Times New Roman 10.. :wink:
     
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  4. Ive been trying to remember that code for ages. you wouldnt believe how useful that is ;)
     
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  5. http://word.mvps.org/FAQS/Formatting/DummyText.htm
     
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  6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_egg_(virtual)
     
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  7. I love this quote...
    Because the CEO is expected to be sifting through lines of code to ascertain why something behaves in a particular way
     
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  8. it's as if Bill sat down and wrote the code himself, and in fact writes all the code for all the Windows Apps.
     
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  9. sif bill ever wrote anything, he's an accountant, why do you think he has all the money :LOL:
     
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  10. Ever tried creating a folder in windows called "con"?

    Won't work.
     
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  11. Yeah it will, you just have to use the full URL name (except ms uses the wrong slashes)
    :wink:
     
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  12. i code easter eggs all the time in my apps

    sometimes mini games
    mostly developer credits
     
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  13. Actually, in the early days at least, he was well known for doing exactly that! And the responsible programmer was likely to arrive in the morning to find a rather nasty email from the always tactful BG. :)
     
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