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This is weird

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Open a new Word document, then type this: =rand(200,99)
Press enter and wait a few seconds.
Any ideas why it does what it does?
post #2 of 13
I use word perfect - what happens?
post #3 of 13
Wow...first time I see that.
it has to be some kind of trick

must be programmed in the function somehow.

Kellye, it ends up printing 3 pages of "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" at least, that's what happened to me,
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
Same here, Ghys.
post #5 of 13
It's something that the programmers do when they get bored. A hidden thing that only they know about and others can stumble upon.

post #6 of 13
Ginger...I guess some people REALLY have too much time on their hands!!!!

Brenda, how did you stumble across that????
post #7 of 13
Well, I'll be darned! ?????
post #8 of 13
There are other ones in Word too (which I can't remember right now). One of them starts up this video game looking screen that takes you through a maze.

post #9 of 13
That is wicked! Only I got 260 pages of quick brown fox!
post #10 of 13
it's called an "easter egg" A lot of programmers add them for fun. Here's a great website about them:

post #11 of 13
now I have been playing with the different sites LOL its been fun!
post #12 of 13
Thanks Myste. That takes care of an hour of my life!
post #13 of 13
lol How did you discover that?
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