Word (Microsoft) Easter Egg - Pinball in Word 97

1. Open a new document
2. Type "Blue"
3. Select word
4. Go to Format -> Font
5. Choose Font Style Bold, Color Blue
6. Type " " (space) after word "Blue"
7. Go to Help -> About
8. Ctrl-Shift-Left click the Word icon/banner
9. Use Z for left flipper, M for right flipper, and ESC to exit
10. Discover what Microsoft means by "Productivity Application"

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Contributed By: Kevin Arima on 07-20-1999
Reviewed By: Webmaster
Special Requirements: Word 97
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Comments

Suzette writes:
Here goes! I too had problems, but got it to work. This is what I did. 1. Open a new document in Word. 2. Type the word Blue (with a capital B). 3. Select the word Blue, by either double clicking on it or using the mouse. 4. Go to Format>Font. 5. Select Font Style:Bold and Color:Blue > Click OK. 6. Hit End to bring the cursor to the end of the word. 7. Type one space then type a single quotation mark (this can be found under Insert>Symbol>Normal Text> Top row beside the & symbol. 8. Type another space and then one last quotation mark. 9. Go to Help>About Microsoft Word. 10. Left click the mouse once on the Word Icon (in blue on the left hand side). 11. You should get a black screen for a few seconds and then the pinball game will appear on the left hand side of the screen. On the right side of the screen you will see a scrolling list of the development team. 12. Use Z for the left flipper and M for the right one. I hope this helps. Good Luck!
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Austin 316 writes:
I tried this egg repeatedly and it didn't work for me.
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john pepper writes:
hahahahaha,there is also another egg in the about box. 1.go to help 2.click on about 3.press down [ctrl],[alt],[shift]and click on the dividing line
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Koen writes:
It only work if you are working with Windows 95 not 98
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i am the 27 writes:
i tried all of the suggestions but none of them worked
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brodie writes:
This damn egg almost crashed my computer. All it did was freeze it up for about a minute, then screwed up my color and resolution on my monitor. If you have Windows ME, DON'T TRY THIS!!!
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Bill writes:
Cool egg, but terrible pinball game!
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There are two versions of Office 97 with two versions of Word. If you can do the pinball easter egg on your computer then you can't do the sex in spell check. If you can do the sex in the spell check then you can't do the pinball egg.
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corrector 1 writes:
It will not work in SP2.
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Akane writes:
You don't need to hold CTRL and ALT, just left click on the Word logo. If it still don't work, check that you didn't write "blue" but "Blue".
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noel ardila writes:
You don't need all that procedures to play pinball in your Word 97. Just open a new document, go to help/about and left click the Word icon....and don't expect too much of that pinball game
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Cheat Dude writes:
That control alt shift on the divideing line stuffs up your computer !
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Rachel writes:
I don't use word 97 anymore, but if this is the same pinball game I think you may find that this was incorporated into Windows 2000
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Trp writes:
I just realized that typing any color name and using the font of the color your typed, bolding and then spacing works.
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Superrodan writes:
I have figured something out that seemed to help me. When you do the Blue thing and change the color, do not ad the space until afterwards. It worked for me. DO NOT USE THIS ON WINDOWS ME!!!!!! The same thing happened at my friends house!!!!! It changes the resolution and screws with the color!!!
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sin writes:
I have to say this' s a terrible Pinball game. Blue[space]"[space] "[space] remember to change the Blue word to blue color and bold.
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tomgreen writes:
After many months of trying, after all the pain and anguish, all the blood, sweat and tears that i put into getting this egg to work, today finally i have prevailed, and i have to say.........it sux!
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looie writes:
Word 97, Win NT 4.0, svc pack 6, suzette's suggestion worked for me. No animation, btw. that may be because I turned off that dratted talking paperclip.
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Fire Ball writes:
Wow, that was pretty easy to start up too bad the game really bites. All you have to do is Blue with the capital B bold it and turn it blue (I don't think you need to go into format) then go into help about and after the sound click the W. This is really really easy
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Tony writes:
Listen, this egg only works if you install word 97 from office 97 professional, it will not work if you have only got the word cd or have installed it off the small business edition cd. got that. good. (you can ring up Microsoft and ask them and they will tell you the same thing)
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ruben writes:
I don't know how some of the people above get this damn thing to work. It sounds good but it just won't work. I have tried it about 10 times, and it still doesn't work. I've tried all of the other suggestions as well. If anyone has any more suggestions, please post them. BTW, the Word icon isn't animated.
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foexy writes:
I got it, try this: 1. Open Word, get an empty sheet 2. Type: Blue99 3. Select the word 4. Go to Format -> Font 5. Choose Font Style Bold, Color Blue 6. Now type Space between Blue and 99 (= Blue 99) 7. Go to Help -> About 8. click the Word icon/banner 9. Use Z for left flipper, M for right flipper, and ESC to exit
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hyperdieper writes:
LOL. I can't believe I just spent at least 10 mins on this... well for all of you people that wanna know how to really get it to work, follow these easy steps just like I did... 1. Go into MS Word 2. Study the screen for a while 3. Find the "X" button (without quotation marks) and click it Then, there you go, no more time wasted.
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You need SR-1 or SR-2 version to run the cheat.
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Metal Head writes:
Tried every suggestion, nothing worked.
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Pete writes:
I tried this for ages with no luck however I can now get it to work each time using the following method (using Windows 98 and Word 97 SP2). The important thing seems to be to make accessing the game the first thing you do in a day - it doesn't seem to work after you've had a failed attempt. Also, it would only work on 640x480 resolution (I also used 256 colours). So you enter the word Blue, highlight it, change to Bold and Blue then add a space to the end of the word. Then Help->About then click on the large 'W' holding down Shift->Ctrl->Alt. Then there it is, the most useless version of pinball since someone wrote the game for the ZX81 in 1K of RAM. It really works! It's not a wind up, but once you get it going, you never play it again!
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MissingNO writes:
This egg does not work!!! If there is a web site containing a picture or video of this egg, post it!
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Imei writes:
It works, at last!!! Thank you Coldfire, I've followed your suggestion. PS: Beautiful egg, terrible pinball!
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I think the pinball game is pretty lame, I tried it at school on an AST computer running win. 98 on novell, and I had a hard time doing it and then I saw to press ctrl, shift
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Jimmeny Cook writes:
While I was on holiday, my dad kinda 'borrowed' his works laptop so we wouldn't get bored, then I remembered about the pinball game. All I did was type Blue with a capital, went to format, made it bold and blue, and size 12. Then went to help, about, held Ctrl, ALT and shift and left clicked on the banner thing. It worked! However, this version of word is more advanced than my home computer, which is about 5 years old. I doubt it will work with anyones if it was this old. One thing I did not was that on the laptop it had 'Word SR-1' in the help menu, which it doesn't on my home one, so I don't have the right version. I hope that clears it up for some people.
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tomgreen writes:
To get rid of your unwanted menus, right click on the tool bar then go to customize, then click on the menu (in the tool bar) that you want to get rid of and drag it on to the white page on your screen. This should cause it to disappear never to be seen again. Hope that helps.
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Jim Laflin writes:
Great egg, rubbish game
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lu*c writes:
i found this easier than the method show... 1) change the font size to 16 bold and colour blue 2) type the word blue with a capital B 3) Press return straight after 4 times 4) go into help about and click on the logo i dont know if this will work on all comps i just no i did it at school on a network
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Stin Keypoo writes:
I got ity to work on my school computer but it won't work on my computer at home or any other computer I have tried it on. It is a pretty pathetic game any way and the only fun in it is getting the game to work. There are a lot of people out there (i.e. all of the ones who have submitted comments) who are wasting so much of their time on one stupid egg. I would advise these people to GET A LIFE and find some more interesting things to do with their spare time.
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split9102 writes:
After an hour or so of hard work, I finally managed to make it work. I Typed in Blue, bold-ed and colored it blue, added a space, started about, and clicked the W. The screen flickered for about a second or so and it started. The only issue that I had was that the office assistant was jammed in the corner for the entire time. I was using Word 97 SR-1 with Windows ME.
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scottyb writes:
Once you have done all the "blue" formatting, you only need to left-click on the Word icon in the About Dialog (don't need to Ctrl-Shift-Click)
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Trp writes:
Windows 95 and 98 both work, Koen. By the way, you can do everything right and still have it not work, just try it again and again and it will work eventually.
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Jimmeny Cook writes:
Hey, Ok, I have Word 97, Windows 95. When I go to the help --> About Microsoft Word thing, I get the microsoft sound, but no animated 'w'. I have tried all of the ways you have all said several times, but none of them have worked. PLEASE HELP ME!
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rob writes:
This egg doesn't work on a computer with a user password at least it hasn't worked anyway
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skittles writes:
I tried it and it just played music on mine. W98 2nd ed.
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AkaniX writes:
I have tried this many times and I have to say that the only thing you have to do is :type any word with a capital letter (I've tried many stupid words),bold,any color and, click on the word banner.(it is true that it doesn't work all the times, 50%)
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memyselfandi writes:
I can't get this to work. I have sr-2, word 97(pro edition), windows98, and everything else you need, and did everything right. When I click on the W the screen turns completely black for a second then goes back to Word. Any help?
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memyselfandi writes:
You said yourself that you need sr-2 and that is pro edition. And if it wasn't supposed to work my screen wouldn't have turned black.
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Mat128 writes:
This Work with Word 97 under Windows ME (i have it !!)
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Bug writes:
This is hard to do. Most people say it is easy but it isn't. Try doing it The 1st time you open windows (daily) that may help. I cant get it would anyone e-mail me at to help me? Thank You Bug
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Silver757 writes:
Dangit, I tried it on a school computer with the SR-2 edition of Word 97, and it still doesn't work. So which method really works?
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Philip writes:
I tried dozens of times, couldn't get it to work at all. By the sound of it reading all the comments was better than playing the game anyway!
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jimil writes:
I agree with Noel Ardila. New Doc then help/about left click W icon. That simple!
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foexy writes:
Yesterday I tried the hole thing with "blue 99 ", bold, blue .... and it worked! Today I tried again the same and first it didn't work... suddenly it worked again... if it worked once, I could type what I wanted, different colors, bold or not... it worked, even I typed nothing.... I just had to click the word banner in the help-about box !? ..maybe it just needs time !?
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DWP2ND writes:
You guys are stupid, all you have to do is type in " " and go to help, about, and shift control, left click on the icon and not do all that other BS. Okay, try it!!!
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BanjoMario writes:
Um... this works perfectly every time I have tried it. I have Word 97 and Windows 95. I just followed the steps and it works.
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EGGERMAN! writes:
I know this is an old egg, but if you're still trying: Like "The Itchy Back One" said it was SR1 and SR2, but only SR2 works regularly. Most computers for home have SR2, so it should work unless you have a business version, free-with-the-computer-package deal version, etc. etc.
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This works with all of the colors Word has as long as red is red, black is black , auto is automatic etc. etc.
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sparkle writes:
Does this work for word 2000 because I tried it many times and it didn't work!
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sparkie writes:
I try this and the game starts for about one second but than it closes and my computer is all glitch-ed out. The colors are messed up and the power bar is gone. The only way to fix it is to push the restart button. I hope this won't have any long-term effects on my computer. I think it's cause I have windows ME.
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The Phantom writes:
in order to work you only need these attributes: a new page, the word Blue with a space after it("Blue "), colored blue and in bold. then in the help menu, select about Microsoft word, left click on the word icon in the left hand side. This has worked for me on W98 but i haven't tried it on W95.
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00bellt writes:
It is pretty lame, but different...
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Holly writes:
About this egg changing the colors and resolutions etc: When I did this the first couple of times, it screwed up my computer. I have Windows 98 2nd ed. and Word 97. It made everything (icons, buttons, etc) about TWICE the size. Everything I opened did function properly, however, I could only see half of my desktop or any other programs. The problem was this: I was online, IE was open, as well as AIM (AOL instant messenger). I don't know particularly which caused the problems. I did have to reboot all 3 times. Try the egg with NO OTHER PROGRAMS OPEN. If that doesn't work, and you are typing it all correctly (Blue"" ) then, I can't help. Hopefully, this will help though.
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Andrea writes:
Using Windows 98 and Word 97 SE2, here's what happened. 1) Because I didn't see at first in the instructions that the word had to be bold, I did it, and it played a sound. 2) I did it again, putting the word in bold, and it brought up the pinball game. If eggs like this or the Excel flight simulator are causing your computer to crash, it's not the egg's fault so much as it is the extra resources that running those particular eggs takes up - your computer's run low on resources, that's all.
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fats writes:
Hey, this egg works just fine! Also, purple monkeys fly out of EVERYBODY'S butt every time they say "okay" and if you put your hat on backwards than you will instantly be consumed into a firey pit! Cool, huh?
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Batman writes:
Ok, so you've tried everything, and nothing seems to work. When trying this egg, print out the instructions and do it without switching applications or making a mistake, it could be that the egg is slightly sensitive.
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daunrealist writes:
I have Windows 2000 Professional and Word 98 SR-2 and it works.
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microchip writes:
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS: 1)Change the text color to blue 2)Hit the Bold button to make text bold 3)Type: Blue 99 4)Goto Help>About and click the logo thing on the left side
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daunrealist writes:
This egg is 100% legit for most versions of Word, but sometimes the ball goes through the flipper.
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AJ writes:
This thing actually does work but after you type in the word blue and change the colour to blue and the style to bold you put in a space then the quotations then another space so it looks like this: Blue "" And the icon is the little W over the piece of paper in the corner! It does work people, I just did it like 10 times!
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swaroop writes:
hi... i tried so many times but i was not able to get. swaroop
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Frank writes:
what does "Ctrl-Shift-Left Click" mean does that mean [Ctrl][shift][left click]?
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Adam56 writes:
it is interesting that in the credits one of the people mentioned has the nickname "blue". LOL
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I still can't get this to work!! And it's SR 1, so what the hell??? Why won't it work?
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Germanegg writes:
The eegg also works perfectly on a Win NT 4.0 System if you follow Suzettes proposal
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Jimmeny Cook writes:
Uhh, hello? Animated W? Where is this? We are talking word 97?
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devolution writes:
I have Windows 98 SE and like 'Brodie' it made my PC's colours / resolution go weird. It went to 640x480 and 256 colours, but when clicking on the Word Icon, it just made Word close down.
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MissingNO writes:
On a network computer, as I was typing "Blue" (no quotation marks) and applying the formatting, a "This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down" appeared. I tried it twice and on the 2nd attempt, the computer jammed up. Maybe you shouldn't try it on a network computer--I think that's why that guy with the Windows ME computer got a screwed up color pallet and screen resolution and his computer got screwed up.
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klonoa3 writes:
Whenever i do this on my computer, it just shows the credits. When you press the keys, it makes them go by faster.
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cool dude writes:
it worked the first time I tried it both on win 95 & 98. sometimes you don't even have to do the formatting. It's a really stupid game, but I was hoping it would work in our computer lab in school. of course it didn't. so much for playing during computers!
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MissingNO writes:
ATTENTION! THE EGG WILL WORK, YOU JUST NEED SR-2! And you need to press enter after the space.
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MissingNO writes:
Actually, you need a standard version of Word 97, not Word Pro or Word Plus. Is there a way to get this egg to work on a version without that SR or SP thingy?
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First time I tried it, it changed screen resolution and I had to reboot. Turned off Virus checking, and it worked!
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shiny cube writes:
I'm going nuts here people!!! I've tried all of the above and nuttin happened, does any one have a definitive way to do it? ps, on one of the above, the guy said Blue[space]"[space]"[space] are those the qoute things you use or do you use these ' ? and do you select the whole lot and make it blue etc then click help or type Blue, make it blue and then come the spaces?????
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Count Fluffy writes:
Just change the font to the color blue and make it bold in the beginning, then just type Blue and 1 space Then go to the help menu to about Microsoft, and then just left click the "W" in the top left corner. It works for my version SR-1.
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Cheesy, cheesy, cheesy.
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Eon writes:
This egg DOES work - for a screenshot see: http://www.fieggen.com/ian/eggs/WordPinball.gif This may be enough to put you off. If not, follow these steps: (1) Type in: Blue (remember the Capital B) (2) Press: SHIFT-HOME (to highlight Blue) (3) Menu: FORMAT>FONT (4) Font Style: BOLD; Color: BLUE; OK (5) Press: END (to go to end of word) (6) Press: SPACE (7) Menu: HELP>ABOUT (8) Click on Word's "W" icon (no need for SHIFT-CTRL-whatever) I've read you can use "Red" or any other color, but only AFTER you've succeeded with the "Blue". In fact, after Blue, you don't need to type anything, you can then go into Help>About any time, even in a new document, until you shut down Word. You can also use the toolbar "B" or press "CTRL-B" to change to Bold, and can use the toolbar to change the color to blue. Just about anything works! Hope this helps.
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IdiotKid writes:
It will work anyway!!! just click help button, about and Alt+Ctrl+Left click on the banner of Word... "Blue" is just a word you came out with, to give a reason to this Egg... Any way, the pinball game looks like an XT game, but it's cute... Doron Tsur, israel(30.12.01)
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Trp writes:
Like I said, you can do everything right and do it 10 times in a row, and it still won't work. Just keep trying every time you remember to, and everytime it fails, open up a whole new document instead of erasing whats already there. It's like flipping a quarter, sometimes it happens (heads) sometimes it dosent happen (tails)
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_SaguratuS_ writes:
This egg works on windows all versions, but I need to know if it will work on a mac. Help for those who cant get it working - this is the EXACT way to get it working when you have the retail version of word 97 1. Open word up 2. in the document that starts type Blue 3. click to the left of it so it is selected 4. go to format, font and change it to bold and the color blue, hit ok 5. click to the right of the word blue and hit space once 6. hold control and shift at the same time and click help, about 7. on the left, click the left part of the W thats sticking over the W icon on number 7 - the part you need to click on is the part of the w that is not on the main icon (its kinda hanging over) - heres a rough illustration | | \ | /\ / | \|/ \/ | | | ^ / \ | | Click on the \ part of the w hanging over the main icon Some versions let you click anywhere on the w, but this seems to be the most common Have fun with the crappy pinball game, and if anyone knows how to do it on a mac (school comps - i get bored) email me! Thanks - qquest1@netzero.com
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Cyberfat writes:
When I did this, I got a bit confused. (Did get it though) I held Ctrl & Alt while clicking on "Help", moved my mouse a bit, and it duplicated my Help menu. ~_~ Does anyone know how I can delete the extra menu? (without reinstalling Office, of course) While attempting to fix it, I gave myself 2 "Window" menus & 5 "Help" menus. Ack! I'm kinda scared to try anymore and end up with more menus!
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Jamin writes:
Hey, all you people who think this won't work in windows ME, actually it is your video card, because my old card worked, but after a card upgrade I was trying it again, and it wouldn't. Same thing for the Excel Flight Simulator.
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asda writes:
Now I Have A Problem - A Comment Posted Has F***ED My Computer Up It Was The Hold [CRT][Al][Shift]+Left Click Has Put A Logo On My Screen And It Wont Go Away! What Do I Do?
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Tiwojj writes:
I was shown this by a friend at school and it also works by typing in red and changing the color to red. Try it.
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10ischick writes:
This is rather funny, well to me anyways. I already named something i typed blue. HA! I didn't know it was the name to an egg!
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samuel writes:
The only 1 that worked for me was the 1 from the person foxey.
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teckie writes:
hey guys this egg is boring is there more you can do etc more keys ??
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sanitysgstd writes:
Doesn't work. Period.
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! writes:
First: Can't anyone see that it's "Blue " and then anything else ??? Second: On SP1 prepacked with a Dell computer, it worked. On original, it didn't. It must have something to do with Novell - on a Novell computer it also flashed black then went back.
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Bob F. It writes:
Me and my friends know this one, and it's very picky to get working. To make it work, you must follow these instructions to the letter: 1: Open Word 97 (not anything before or after, updates are fine, any windows) 2: Type "BLUE" with capitals using the shift key 3: Highlight the word by double clicking on it 4: Go to Format>Font on the menu 5: Choose blue from the list of colours 6: Choose bold on the list of styles 7: Press OK 8: Click to the right of the word 9: Hit the space bar (to type a space, in case you didn't think a space was supposed to crop up) 10: Go to Help>About on the menu 11: Click on the huge "W" on the left of the window It doesn't work for me at school because our killjoy administrators have blocked it!
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daunrealist writes:
Corrector and supersteve are both wrong. Not only do i have SP2, but I can also get the sex in the spell checker and the pinball game, with the regular instructions. By the way, Koen, it works for me, and I have Windows 2000 Professional.
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AJ writes:
It does work on Windows 98 because that is what I'm currently operating off and it DOES work!!
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daunrealist writes:
Silver757, give up if you want, but PLEASE believe that it really is true! Secondly, john pepper must have a small mind. Why do you think that flipping a coin is even used? IT WILL NOT ALWAYS GET YOU THE SAME RESULTS! Supposedly, it SHOULD (but nearly never is) a heads-tails split 50-50.
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emerald writes:
Well, it's true that it works, but I had to try for a long time and in many different ways. I was just kind of disapointed when I finally got the game going. The ball kept passing right through the flippers. Maybe Microsoft will have better quality stuff in the future.
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john pepper writes:
I have actually seen this work. But for some reason it does not work on my computer or anyone elses by the looks of it
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OK, I've tried all of the suggestions listed above and it took me a while, but I finally got it to work. First of all I would like to state that I don't have an animated W in my about screen. It is just a W sitting on top of a letter or something with a little stamp in the upper right hand corner of the letter. I found a way to get this egg to work EVERY time I try it. First you open a new document and type the word "Blue" (without the quotes of course) and then you highlight the entire word and select Format -> Font from the menu. Here you select Bold and change the color to blue. Press OK to exit the format dialog and then go to the end of the word you typed and press the space key. Now all you have to do is open the Help -> About Microsoft Word menu and LEFT click on that little stamp looking thing next to the un-animated W. I can't guarantee that this will work for everyone, but like I said, it works every time for me now!
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Princezz writes:
I think this thing really works because my friends have all told me about it and I know they didn't get it from this web site!
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! writes:
Flipping a coin 1,000,000 times will not ALWAYS get you those results. It's random. That's the whole point. As I saw someone say, just clicking the Word icon will work AFTER you have done it with Blue already but only BEFORE you close down Word. (Word. Not the document.) Also, the Word pinball game is NOT 3D Pinball Space Cadet. It is a LOT worse than that because it only has 4 bumpers and a pair of flippers on the table. Sorry for being rude on my other comment, but I was on a kiosk and didn't have much time. And just to clarify what I said in that comment: If you type Blue* (* being anything from nothing to an infinite number of letters\numbers) and then put a space between Blue and *, then you can go to Help - About and SHIFT-CTRL-ALT-click the Word logo. I have SP1 and it always works. Also: I am almost ready to make a game myself that will be better than that one and I don't think it'll take me more than a few hours. I am not a superexperienced programmer.
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coboltoe writes:
Believe me - it does work, but the 'game' itself is not very impressive, just very cool that such a program could be hidden within. (Don't forget it's Word 97 - AND it works in Windows NT)
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Shadow writes:
It worked every time using this method: 1.open Word (mine was 97) 2.type "Blue" (b is a capital letter, no speech marks/quotes) 3.press END and type a SPACE in. 4.type a quote mark ( ' ) 5.type SPACE again and add another quote 6.go to Help-->About Microsoft Word and click one single left click on the W
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Jenn writes:
It only work if you are working with Windows 95 not 98 that statement's wrong.. I have windows 98 and it worked for me. Oh yeah, for the nickname thing.. why do you think you type blue in word as the thing?? Hmm??
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Rake Maan writes:
Screw this egg. I got it working a couple of months ago, but when I tried it again it didn't work. I'm still using the same operating system and the same copy of Word. Don't bother with this one, it probably won't work for you...
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kewkiekid writes:
i'm frustrated, i've tried every combination here, but nothing works for me. i have windows XP and ms office 2000 professional. :(
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Chris writes:
If you follow Suzettes steps it works perfectly... no it doesn't only work on windows 95 it also works on 98.... no it doesn't freeze ur computer.... the dik above me must have da slowest computer in the world.....
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raptor94k writes:
I tried every single suggestion here...numerous amounts of times. I tried Suzette's maybe 40 times or so. IT WON'T WORK!!! I saw it on a computer at school though.
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Poddy writes:
That's great! A game in a word typer,what next?
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flip50187 writes:
I don't know what all of you guys are talking about. You DON'T have to type Blue " " and all of that. All you have to do is left click the help menu logo, and click where it says "what'sthis" then the egg will work fine.
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Cocoaguy writes:
OK, this egg won't work. Ignoring that fact, this is a quotation mark. " This is an apostrophe. ' It is not a single quotation mark.
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john pepper writes:
No, actually heads happens mare than tails. (It's been scientifically proven.) Once, I was watching this maths programme on TV, and it had this segment about chance and data. They had this computer flipping a coin 1 million times the results were Tails:49.0 Heads:51.0 So think about that...
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fmodude2002 writes:
DON'T try this egg. I tried it and it after a minute or so, it caused one of those "Illegal operation" errors. I repeat, DON'T TRY THIS EGG!
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Silver757 writes:
Forget it. I'm assuming this egg is fake and the evidence was just a hoax. Besides, I don't have Word 97 anymore. I give up.
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