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How can I record a macro?

Go to Tools > Macros > Record Macro, then press the sequence of keystrokes you want. At the end of your sequence click on Stop Recording. In the new window that pops up, give the file a name and save it under soffice > Standard > Module1.

How can I assign a macro to a key?

  1. Go to Tools > Macros > Macro..., select the macro you wish to assign to a keystroke, then click Assign.
  2. Under the Keyboard tab, select some unused key for this action, like F3 for instance.
  3. Click on Modify, then OK, then Close.

Now an F3 keystroke will run the macro. If you save it under soffice, it will be available in all your documents.

Can I use my Microsoft Office macros?

Even though the macros are written in a form of StarBASIC, it isn't the same as what Microsoft uses. Macros written for MS Word or Excel for instance cannot be executed via; you'll need to re-write them. This has its benefits - it makes OOo documents less virus prone.

Where can I find more info about macros?

The API project is the OOo project that works the most with macros.

Additional resources for macros:

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