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Linux Journal: Ooo Off the Wall: Adding AutoText to Your Work Flow

Nov 02, 2005, 10:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

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"AutoText is a subsystem of macros used to add content to a document. By entering the macro--the shortcut in the terminology of AutoText--and calling the subsystem, you quickly can add blocks of text or objects such as graphics without having to select them from a file manager. And, you can do all of this without having to type more than a few characters.

"A large number of AutoText entries are pre-loaded in OO's Writer. They include templates for business cards, brochures and standard business and job application letters, as well as frequently used phrases for business and correspondence. One entry that is especially useful for designers is dummy text, a random group of paragraphs that you can add quickly to a design to see how it works and looks..."

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