MICROSOFT ACCESS Easter Egg - Access 97 - Magic Eight Ball

1. Load Microsoft Access 97
2. Create a blank database
3. Go to "MACROS"
4. Click on "NEW"
5. Press space
6. Close the dialog box
7. Click "YES"
8. Save as "Magic Eight Ball"
9. Go to "VIEW/TOOLBARS/CUSTOMIZE" and check off macro design
10. Drag the macro to the second toolbar.

To get rid of the 8-ball button: Go to view\toolbars\customize. Then you can drag the button off the toolbar onto the customize window. (Submitted by brf)

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Contributed By: Aaron Doucet on 07-19-1999
Reviewed By: Webmaster
Special Requirements: Microsoft Access 97
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brf writes:
To get rid of the 8-ball button: Go to view\toolbars\customize. Then you can drag the button off the toolbar onto the customize window.
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Anthony writes:
it does not work for me because i dont know where to drag it to.. can some one please help... from anthony
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Wildcard writes:
Interesting that Microsoft would include a criticism of one of its own products. One of the Magic 8 Ball messages is: "Outlook not so good". In many ways, I agree.
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brf writes:
No need to do #9.... Once you save it as Magic Eight Ball, just drag it to any toolbar.
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Kate writes:
This is so cool! One of the few good Easter Eggs that have ever worked for me...
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AJ writes:
Cool Egg, worked first time. Word has it, Tony Blair consults 'The Ball' on many of his policy decisions......
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Darklord writes:
If the office assistant is on at the time you click the eight ball, he says the stuff instead of a window.
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L10N writes:
also works in access 2000 (as long as you apply the patch update from MS first, otherwise it crashes access)
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sp_ade writes:
How do I get rid of them. I've got loads of them by accident !!!
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Teff Rondo writes:
That was fun, especially that magical sound it makes every time you push '8' button. Also 8-ball button gives you different saying every time you push it.
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Plugger writes:
Cool
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Sam Hastings writes:
I liked this egg, one of the only ones that has ever worked for me!
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cool egg but how do you get rid of them ive got loads by mistake HELP!
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sars writes:
Wow, None of the eggs i have tried have ever worked but this one did, and its so cool. Although i have to agree with someone else who said it gets a bit boring after a while.
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SuPeRcHrOnIk writes:
Very cool egg. Worked first time and all of it's predictions so far have been correct!
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This is cool.It is easy to work unlike some eggs. If all my predictions come true then I guess I'll be spanking Britney Spears one these days.
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Dan writes:
Fun. Now I Don't have buy a real one. Although don't use it to ask someone out, it WILL NOT work, unless you like getting slapped across the face :P(trust me, I have tried it)
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Eevee writes:
I brought up the Magic 8 Ball on my computer at work, on which I usually have the sound disengaged. The other day I turned the sound on (among other things, to hear the Adobe woofing-dog egg) and heard the spooky Magic 8 Ball noise for the first time! It was a real shock as I wasn't expecting it (luckily my boss didn't turn around).
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teen_chick writes:
It's fairly cool but it can get kinda boring after a while.
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blue_sunday writes:
But it also says "Outlook good"
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wess writes:
There is nothing at all ironic about an egg which says something unflattering about the software or the company that makes it. Easter Eggs, almost by definition, are code which is hidden by individual coders in commercial software. It is not generally allowable by the manufacturer; people have been fired for it. So it makes perfect sense that an egg might make a cynical comment about a piece of software or its owner. After all, Outlook *isn't* so good--it's probably the best thing for email-communicated viruses since WinX.
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lucysd writes:
"Outlook not so good" is not a reference to the email program. The magic ball is simply saying that "the outlook/future is not so good."
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