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NewsForge: An Introduction to Basic

Oct 11, 2005, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Alexander Bain)

"One of the features some users overlook in is its built-in programming language, Basic. Why would you want a programming language built into your word processor? It's there to help you to automate tasks. It won't make the tea for you, but it will help you to carry out many repetitive jobs with a minimum of effort.

"You may, for instance, want to generate data on the command line and include it as a table in a Writer document, or you may obtain information from other sources and need to format it for a weekly report or client newsletter..."

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