"Learning OOoBasic can be a bit like learning a foreign
language. If you have the time and ambition to communicate
fluently, you can spend months or even years studying grammar and
expanding your vocabulary. But sometimes you just need some basic
skills to get you through daily situations.
"In this case, a crash course that introduces you to some basic
principles and building blocks of the language would do just fine.
The same is true for OOoBasic -- if you need to write a simple
macro that makes your daily computing life a bit easier, you don't
have to spend time reading about methods, routines, and object
properties. What you need is some working examples and an
explanation of how they work. And if you are looking for something
like that, then read on..."