Re: Looking for an Excel document

Subject: Re: Looking for an Excel document
From: Roger Mallett <roger -at- CSICAL -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 14:40:02 -0700

Hi George,

I'm glad you asked about this. While I do not know if such a document
exists, I would like to be reminded of the keystrokes necessary to fire
it up.

If you could please send me the key sequence I would appreciate it.

Thanks!


---------------------
Roger Mallett
Control Systems
(714) 458-5040 x 239

>----------
>From: George Mena[SMTP:George -dot- Mena -at- ESSTECH -dot- COM]
>Sent: Monday, May 11, 1998 2:07 PM
>To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
>Subject: Looking for an Excel document
>
>
>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.
>=========
>
> "FLIGHT SIMULATOR" HIDDEN INSIDE EXCEL 97
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
> 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.
>
>========
>
>Thanks again,
>
>George Mena
>Technical Writing Consultant
>George -dot- Mena -at- esstech -dot- com
>
>~~~
>
>
>




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