Prize Update

All the prize winners have been notified and the prizes have been mailed out. If you were notified as a winner and got back to us with your mailing address you should be receiving your prize any day now (if you haven’t already). If you sent us your info but haven’t received your prize by…

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The End

OfficePalooza is over, but you can still find all the challenges and solutions from the Home page, as well as links to all sorts of great information about various Microsoft Office products. And be sure to go Solutions for Advanced Business Users of Office, a special feature available for a short time only! Thanks again…

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Day 10

Well, this is it. Day 10. The final day of our two-week super-event, OfficePalooza. We’ll continue updating scores until we’ve scored all the entries. We’ll start notifying prize winners soon. Be sure to visit the Home page for links to all the challenges, solutions, and scores.Thank you to everyone who joined us! We had a…

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Solution – Novice Challenge 10: Skip It

Did you like the first slide in this challenge? We hope so. The first slide turned out to where Binder Clippy has been hiding throughout OfficePalooza. We wanted to give Binder Clippy a little bigger role throughout this competition, but, well, there were some contract issues…. As a result, Binder Clippy got demoted from emcee…

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Solution – Novice Challenge 9: I Need a Break

It’s true: we all need a break once in a while. A break from work, a break from the kids, a break from the in-laws…sometimes we just need to power down for a little while and take it easy. But sometimes this can be overdone. The breaks at work come a little too often, or…

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Solution – Experienced Challenge 10: Don’t Get Ten of Those Little Red Cells

You know, if we were a little smarter we would have made Challenge 10 an easy one; after 2 solid weeks of copying Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) subroutines from emails, pasting those subroutines into a Microsoft Office application, and then running that subroutine to make sure it actually worked, well, we definitely could have…

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Solution – Experienced Challenge 9: And They’re Off!

This was one challenge that we actually had to think about. (Does that mean we didn’t think about the other challenges? Um, well ….) That’s because we were initially tempted to try and use Microsoft Office PowerPoint’s animation capabilities to try and create a very smooth, very realistic-looking race. But the more we thought about…

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Day 9

Day 9 of OfficePalooza. Yes, that’s right, Day 9. Only one more day left. But don’t be sad, just make sure you get the final two events done by 8:00 AM PDT tomorrow (Friday, May 1, 2009). But before you do that, take a look at some of the great information we have available in…

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Day 8

It’s Day 8, and Challenges 7 and 8 were due this morning. Scores are still being updates as more entries come in. Take a look to see how you did (Novice, Experienced). Only two more challenges to go! And guess what? Today is Microsoft Office PowerPoint Day!

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Solution – Experienced Challenge 8: Twenty Questions

So were we able to come up with a solution to challenge 8? Good question. As it turns out, we wrote the first half of our solution, then put it to the test, just to make sure everything was working correctly. When we did so, we discovered that not only was the code working, but…

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