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Linux Journal: OOo Off the Wall: Macros and Add-ons

Sep 30, 2004, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"One of the features that makes the Open Source community so stimulating is its members are not passive consumers of software, but active participants in its direction. OpenOffice.org is no exception. Although slow to develop this attitude--possibly because of the sheer size of the project--in the last year, the OpenOffice.org community has started having an effect on the development of the office suite.

"True, basic development still is dependent heavily on employees of Sun Microsystems--too dependent, some might say. However, volunteers are coming into their own now with both macros and add-ons. Macros are scripts written in OOoBasic that run from documents, while add-ons are functions integrated directly into an OpenOffice.org installation, often using another programming language, such as Python..."

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