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Subject:Re: Looking for an Excel document From:Roger Mallett <roger -at- CSICAL -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 11 May 1998 14:40:02 -0700
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
If you could please send me the key sequence I would appreciate it.
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>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
>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
> Apparently the constant rain in Redmond has driven Microsoft to
> flights of fancy. Below are instructions on how to access a
> simulator that was inexplicably hidden by precipitous
> 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
> 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
> 5. After a few moments, you should be flying.
> 6. Steer with the mouse, accel and decel with the left and
> buttons respectively, and look for the monolith with the
> 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
> and do it all over again to get back.
>Technical Writing Consultant
>George -dot- Mena -at- esstech -dot- com