With a stroke of the keys, Danny Johnson put the final touches on his numerical opus Saturday.
The 61-year-old Halifax-area man typed up the spelling of every number from one to one million on electrical typewriters, resulting in 20,000 pages.
"I feel great because I accomplished something I set out to do 12 years ago," Johnson said.
Started in August 1999, the project raised $300,000 for Sir Frederick Fraser School, a Halifax school for the visually impaired.
"We are so honoured really, to be part of this special time for Danny," said Bert Tulk, the school's superintendent.
Thirteen typewriters and dozens of ribbons were used in Johnson's 10-hour typing days.
The project was originally supposed to take only five years, but Johnson was forced to slow his pace when he was sidelined with carpal tunnel syndrome.
"When you stop to think about it, it's a very boring type of project to undertake," he said.
Johnson is the second person to have typed the written form of one million out. The first was an Australian named Les Stewart who only had the use of one finger and took 16 years to finish.