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There are Easter eggs in this file!!!



Hello Friends…,

Happy Easter 2012

It is Easter time again. It has been our tradition to hide some Easter eggs so that you have fun discovering them. I usually hide the eggs in the blog post. But this year, I went one more step and created an Excel file with 3 hidden Easter eggs.

Click here to download the Easter eggs file.

Go ahead and find the eggs. I am sure you will love them 🙂

If you are in mood for more adventure, checkout the Easter eggs from 2009, 2010 & 2011.

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51 Responses to “There are Easter eggs in this file!!!”

  1. Leon says:

    Not Found

    The requested URL xxx was not found on this server.

    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

  2. Leon says:

    Thanks for the paper cut illustration tip

  3. Leon says:

    And number 3 the animated chart.

  4. RAMAKRISHNA says:

    cool., how the link is showing in single line.

  5. DJGizbo says:

    404 - fitness secret

  6. Leon-K says:

    Just wanted to say a great big thank you for the fun that this has brought me whilst working on a very quiet reception desk. Not only that but the animated chart gave me the ability to put something together and 'wow' my colleagues. They now think i'm a GOD!

    So, thanks for the additional kudos points Chandoo and Happy Easter.

  7. David says:

    Oh my God. The animated chart just blew my mind.

    Chandoo, thank you so much!

  8. RichardS says:

    Cute. Have an Excel-lent holiday. Sorry people. I just couldn't resist that.

  9. Leon-K says:

    @Richard. Mate, that was oeuful! Easter's no yolk. I think it vitell-us Eggcel practitioners keep it together, no cracking up. Now, consider yourself warned, I don't want a roe about it.

  10. I have been looking for the animated chart but can't find it!

  11. Faisal says:

    I couldnt find animated chart... 🙁

  12. jason says:

    .....im missing something....
    found Sheet0, but no chart!?!
    found the 'fitness secret'... lol.... who needs gyms/weights!!?


  13. Nevermind, I got it! 😉

  14. jason says:

    found the chart.... lol


  15. Charley says:

    Nice one. Well hidden easter eggs. 🙂
    Have a happy easter!

  16. gsvirdi says:

    Not able to understand the meaning of 3 eggs in this file.... I found:
    1. Sheet0, but no animated chart,
    2. Fitness secret, but I can't use the same secret bcoz beautiful little ones are with u.
    3. Illustration Tip, I will surely use this one at least 🙂


  17. gsvirdi says:

    It's maybe bcoz I don't understand the "Custom cell format"....
    ;;"Go to cell A1000000";"Go to C899876"

    Won't be able to make Omelette of this egg unless I'm taught 🙁

    • Chandoo says:

      Go to cell A1000000. If I give any more clues, I will be making the omelette for you.

      • gsvirdi says:

        hahaha thx chandoo from past 5 minutes I'm already searching for other 8 kind of people...

      • Vaibhav Garg says:

        1. could not find the animated chart at all, unhid sheet 0, but no dice.
        2. found a warning about clicking(Facebook one) and the joke on binary
        3. figured out the illustration tip.

        Do make the omelette for us, please.

  18. Nikki says:

    Happy Easter Chandoo to you and your family. Hope you are having a wonderful time.

    Thank you for sharing all your knowledge and for being so awesome.

    It is amazing what I have learnt through your website and am very grateful.

  19. Ragavan says:

    1. Found Illustration Tip -very useful
    2. 10 kinds of people.

    Chandooo.. its a real adventure for easter

  20. Kapil says:

    The animated chart simply doesn't work on my PC... please help

  21. Petra says:

    Was fun, found all 3 "eggs" - but u c, i'm a girl and i was still searching under the "excel" eggs some real easter egg images - so was a bit disappointed at the end - but sure, was fun, thx for sharing 🙂

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  24. Anar says:

    Dear Chandoo,

    Thank you for animated chart.

  25. Prasad DN says:


    Well I am confused 🙁

    I found following:
    1. sheet0 with comments abt animated chart, but not able to find one.
    2. found your link for fitness secret ... saw your the photo.. nice way to keep up fitness.
    3. custom format has 3 links (hints) checked all three
    4. about people and binary
    5. text box with comment on facebook password
    6. tip on paper cut illutstration
    7. understood how you make "something fishy" to show goto to cxx using custom format.

    Where is the animated chart? Are you referring to the same chart about 3 ninja story graph?

    I am going nuts :(((((

  26. Martin Foran says:

    Struggled for a while with the animated chart untilI realised I was looking at the wrong format!! Thanks for adding a bit more fun to Easter.

  27. Matt says:

    I have spent 2 minutes on the 2 images (binary-fitness and drawing tip) but can't find the animated chart. I've only seen the writing on Sheet0 and I have checked the same cells as in the other easter eggs. I wonder about the 2 links that are in the custom formats though, I haven't found what they are for yet...

  28. Ryan says:

    Can't find the chart.. 🙁

  29. Anita says:

    I didn't get it.. ! Please help

    • gsvirdi says:

      I was also expecting some excel comparison chart would be there somewhere.... I also didn't found any such chart, but I believe this is is not the XY chart which chandoo is talking here. But I'm sure there's no such chart on the hidden Sheet0.
      I'm still wondering about the Custom Cell format:
      Cell A1 in Sheet 2 is saying goto C899876, now go there and check. , I don't know what is that, but.... the format of cell A1 also have a reference to cell A1000000, now go there also n have a look. What exctly is going on in there...... ;;"gotoA1000000";"gotoC899876"

  30. Mimie Azrin says:


    i finally found

    i)the animated chart
    ii)exercise tip ~ same as mine 🙂 except i have three of them!
    iii) looooove the paper-cut tip!!!!!!!

    having fun looking for the eggs..:)
    thanks a bunch!

  31. Ram Kapoor says:

    Hi Chandoo,

    Happy easter to you and your family

    Thanks for sharing the paper-cut tip.

  32. Jac says:

    Thanks Chandoo, I am hooked! You are an Excel Jedi.

  33. Claire Bougie says:

    2011 Easter Egg page is the best . Did not understand the 2012 one !

  34. Ksandra2901 says:

    Very Clever! lol

  35. Robert Clark says:

    I only appear to get teh crop option on pictures, not shapes 🙁

  36. SomeintPhia says:

    Yes, I found three cute ones (I think more by mistake) .. or are there more? I did not found the 3d chart .. :-/ ... keep on searching

  37. [...] If you want few more challenges, try our Easter eggs from past – 2009, 2010,  2011 & 2012. [...]

  38. rom says:

    I think i am missing out on something. Don't have a clue what to do with the excel sheet 🙁 or how to go about it with

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