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NewsForge: Getting Started with OpenOffice.org Macros

Oct 20, 2004, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Pitonyak)

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"An OpenOffice.org macro is a saved sequence of commands or keystrokes that are stored for later use. An example of a simple macro is one that 'types' your address. Macros support commands that allow a variety of advanced functions, such as making decisions (for example, if the balance is less than zero, color it red; if not, color it black), looping (if the balance is greater than zero, subtract 10 from it), and even interacting with a person (asking the user for a number). It is common to assign a macro to a keystroke or toolbar icon so that it can be quickly started..."

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