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=rand(200,99) ????

Hi,
Good day to all of you.....I receive an email from my friend the contain something like this:

 Even Bill Gates can't explain ............

Open a blank Word document (microsoft word) and type the following:

=rand(200,99)

and then Press 'Enter' and wait 5 seconds...

Surprise........ :-)

After I press enter I received
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.  The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.  The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.  The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.  The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.  The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.  The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.  The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.  The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.  The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog..........

I wonder why????Can anyone explain to me???
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RoonaanCommented:
EasterEgg?
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sajuksCommented:
Generally used to display the credits for the development team or to display a humorous message.(Easter Eggs)
Check for more http://www.eggscentral.com/applications/1-17.html
http://www.activewin.com/tips/eeggs/ms_word.html
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ADSaundersCommented:
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jacaucCommented:
This sentence is a sentence generally used to test fonts (to see if all letters in the alphabet is displayed correctly)
"quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. " contains every letter in the alphabet.

So.... if (for some reason), you need to fill up a document with random characters (for testing/debugging)
you would use this.

Cheers
J
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Thibault St john Cholmondeley-ffeatherstonehaugh the 2ndCommented:
The first number (200) is the number of paragraphs and the second (99) is the number of times the sentence appears in each paragraph. As jacauc says, useful for testing.
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shanekcCommented:
Ahhh, so it does (contain every letter), here was I thinking it was just an easter egg
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meintsiCommented:
No, although it looks like an easter egg, this poorly documented functionality (like many MS features) has been there since Office '97.
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_TAD_Commented:


Yeah, I use it all the time.  When creating ftp applications and what not and I need a file of a specific size I just use word.  It makes it real easy to create files exactly 5K, 5M, 10M, etc for benchmarking the speed of a program.

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willcode4coffeeCommented:
Any others like this that anyone knows of?

M@
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_TAD_Commented:


tons.


There is one where you change your screensaver from scrolling words to wobble and you type in the word VOLCANOS and then instead of "volcanos" wobbling across the screen you get the names of the 10 most noted volcanos around the world (Mt. St. Helens, Three Fingered Jack, etc).

here's a couple
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Vista/5126/easter.htm


just search google for easter eggs
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sajuksCommented:
A split would be the proper response
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