Friday, April 29, 2011

Excel 97 (Excel 8) -- Easter Egg

Excel 97 (Excel 8)

Excel's 97's easter egg is the most impressive that I've ever seen. Follow these steps:

  1. Open a new workbook
  2. Press F5
  3. Enter X97:L97 and press Enter
  4. Press Tab
  5. Press Ctrl+Shift and click the Chart Wizard button on the toolbar.

You'll be greeted with a full-screen animated image. Use the mouse to move around.

Trigger the egg. You'll be looking at a purple 3D landscape. Use the mouse to "fly" over the landscape (the mouse changes direction, left button moves forward and left button moves backwards). Fly around a bit and you'll see a grey stone pyramid. Fly to the side of the pyramid that's black and you'll see the credits scroll by.

NOTE: If this doesn't work, select the Tools Options command, then click the Transition tab. Remove the checkmark from Transition navigation keys and click OK. Then try it again.

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