NewsForge: How to Create OpenOffice.org Macros and Automation
Jul 02, 2004, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"There are times when you need to perform some task over and
over, or when a task is complex enough that doing it manually makes
it hard to get it right. OpenOffice.org macros allow you to save a
sequence of operations with a single name so you can do the same
thing repeatedly. Automation is a first cousin to macros. It lets
another application control OOo and make things happen without user
"OOo provides two ways to set up macros. The first is to record
a macro, where you perform the desired action with OOo "watching."
(The ability to record macros was added in OpenOffice.org 1.1.
Earlier versions have no macro recorder.) The second choice is to
write it yourself using the OpenOffice.org Basic language..."