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    Outlook "Easter Egg"

    Ok, It's probably not a true easter egg but..

    Just found that if you type *text* (inlcuding the *'s) it auto converts it to BOLD!

    Nopt sure what others there are...

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    Asterisks against words has worked in Word as far back as 2000 I think.

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    _italic_ is one, then there's "smart quotes", superscript ordinals (1st etc), -- replaced with one long dash, and a few others like autoformatting
    - list item one
    - list item two
    into a proper list.

    It's actually Word's autocorrect formatting.

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    I knew a few of them, but never seen this one happen before - and the asterisk one does not appear to work in Word 2010...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    I knew a few of them, but never seen this one happen before - and the asterisk one does not appear to work in Word 2010...
    Seems to in mine - have you switched autocorrect off in Word?

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