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Linux.com: OOoBasic Crash Course: Beautifying Words and Making Them Smarter

Aug 31, 2006, 07:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dmitri Popov)

"In a previous OOoBasic Crash Course article, we learned how to grab a current word and send it to an external application. Let's see what else we can do with a selected word.

"For example, say you have text that contains a lot of technical terms, and you want to link the words that need explaining to their definitions in Wikipedia or some other online reference. Using a simple macro, you can easily add a hyperlink to the currently selected word. To do this, you can use the previous macro as a starting point. In fact, it only needs a few slight modifications..."

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