Assigning Macros to GUI Events

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The functionality to assign macros to control events in the dialog editor was discussed earlier. There is also a general functionality to assign macros or other actions to events. This functionality can be accessed through the Customize dialog that is opened using Tools → Customize or by clicking the  Assign  button in the Macro dialog. In this section, only the assignment of macros is discussed. For more information about this dialog, refer to the Apache OpenOffice documentation.

The next illustration shows the Menu tab of the Customize dialog

Configuration dialog for Menu

The illustration above shows how a macro is assigned to a new menu item. The Menu and Menu Content list boxes can be used to navigate the Apache OpenOffice menu hierarchy. Clicking the  Add…  button opens the Add Commands dialog. The Category list box in the Add Commands dialog contains entries for built-in Apache OpenOffice functions, and a OpenOffice Macros entry that represents the hierarchy of Apache OpenOffice macros. When an entry is selected in the Category list box, any commands or macros it contains are displayed in the Commands list box on the right.

Clicking the  Add  button in the Add Commands dialog adds the selected command or macro to a menu.

The other buttons in the Menus tab of the Customize dialog are as follows:

  • The  New  button creates a new top level menu
  • The  Menu  button has commands for moving, renaming and deleting top level menus
  • The  Modify  button has commands for adding submenus and separators, and renaming and deleting menu items.
  • The arrow buttons change the position of a menu item.
  • The  Reset  button restores the default menu configuration.

The next illustration shows the Events tab of the Customize dialog:

Configuration dialog for Events

On this tab, macros can be assigned to general events in Apache OpenOffice. The events are listed in the list box titled Event. The  Assign  button opens the Macro Selector from which the user can select macros to assign to events. The  Remove  button removes the assigned macro from the selected event.

In the Keyboard tab macros are accessed in Category and Function list boxes, then assigned to a shortcut key that can be specified in the Shortcut keys list box. There are also  Load ,  Save , and  Reset  buttons for loading, storing and resetting keyboard configurations.

The Keyboard tab contains OpenOffice and Document radio buttons which control the scope for which keyboard assignments are made.

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