Looking for an Excel document

Subject: Looking for an Excel document
From: George Mena <George -dot- Mena -at- ESSTECH -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 14:07:52 -0700

Folks, I need to know if Microsoft wrote a release note that tells an
Excel 97 user how to get rid of the run-time version of Flight Simulator
that's embedded inside it.

Details follow. Your help is apppreciated.
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"FLIGHT SIMULATOR" HIDDEN INSIDE EXCEL 97

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Ever wonder why Microsoft applications become slower with each
new release?

Apparently the constant rain in Redmond has driven Microsoft to
obsessive
flights of fancy. Below are instructions on how to access a
little flight
simulator that was inexplicably hidden by precipitous
programmers deep
inside Excel 97.

1. In Excel 97, open a new blank work sheet.
2. Press F5 (go to function) and type X97:L97 in the 'Reference'
box. Then
click OK
3. Now hit your tab key once (you should end up in cell M97).
4. Here's the tricky part: press CTRL + SHIFT while clicking
once on the
'chart wizard' icon (the one at the top with the blue-yellow-red
bar chart).
5. After a few moments, you should be flying.
6. Steer with the mouse, accel and decel with the left and right
mouse
buttons respectively, and look for the monolith with the program
credits.
You can exit the screen by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC.
7. Steer with the mouse. Moving it sideways moves you sideways.
8. Acceleration depends on mouse acceleration. Left Click to
zoom in, right
click to zoom out. You can hit ESC to quit. But then, you must
restart EXCEL
and do it all over again to get back.

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Thanks again,

George Mena
Technical Writing Consultant
George -dot- Mena -at- esstech -dot- com




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