Word (Microsoft) Easter Egg - Smiley Faces (NOT AN EGG)

simply type a colon followed by a right or left parentheses, then press the SPACE bar. Depending on what parentheses you press a circle w/ a happy or sad inside face will appear.

Note from Webmasters: This is NOT an egg. This is a documented feature of Word. We're allowing this to be posted, because it is a little-known feature that people keep submitting as an egg.

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Contributed By: twyst on 09-07-1999
Reviewed By: Webmaster
Special Requirements: Word 97, 2000, 2002, & 2003
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Comments

Power Grafix writes:
Other shortcut symbols built into word via AutoCorrect: Type: (c) (r) (tm) ... … --> :) or :-) :| or :-| :( or :-( <-- <== <=> ==>
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evan writes:
It's a feature. If you type --> it automatically turns into a arrow. It's part of autocomplete.
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MikeAitch writes:
So what if it's not an egg? Most people don't know about it. It's OK to post cool things in programs that are not technically eggs, but are just as much fun as eggs.
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doobreeflip writes:
You're dead right it's not an egg. Whilst in Word 97 Just go to Tools/Autocorrect and you'll find all the options listed.
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Mike writes:
I myself, agree it's NOT an egg. I even added my own AutoCorrect entries for common misspellings I do. I like the "(C)" turning into © and "(R)" into ®, and stuff. Word has many features that may be mistaken as easter eggs. If you come across something in Word®, check EVERY help file if it's not in there it is probably an egg.
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Eboreg Onxre writes:
I'm surprised that people have submitted this as an "egg" when it isn't. You can even roll your own -- I've added a few in my copy of Word, including == which changes into the equivalence sign (three bars), and ~~ for the "approximately equals" sign (wavy bars instead of straight). One can also do things such as defining /thimc as a shortcut for "To Whom It May Concern:", for example.
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talie writes:
Hello. If you click on Tools>>Autocorrect you have a list of all those little things. Duh.
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You can use |, too for a serious face.
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