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OOo Basic Crash Course: Creating a Simple Game Using Strings in a Database

Apr 03, 2008, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dmitri Popov)

"Just because OpenOffice.org Basic is designed to automate mundane tasks doesn't mean that you must use it only for serious work. It's a programming language after all, and nothing stops you from using it to write something fun. Today we'll use it write a simple game where you have to guess a word, a letter at a time, from among words you've stored in a Base database. Although this is not a particularly sophisticated game, it contains a couple of string manipulation techniques and a clever trick for picking a random record from a database, which you might find useful when writing your own macros..."

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