Talk:Documentation/BASIC Guide

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Оff-line version?

Where i can download off-line version of "Programming Guide for OpenOffice's BASIC"? --Nashev 19:08, 1 June 2008 (CEST)

Co-ask: I need the off-line version

Hope anybody can help to create an Off-Line version, better in PDF format.

You can create your own PDF or ODT using the "Create a book" links in the Wiki menu on left and add each page to your personal Collection. There is also a master collection linked at the bottom of the first page of this book. Click the link, and then click the Download as PDF or ODT link in the left navigation box --ccornell 09:54, 12 December 2008 (CET)

I am trying to get a single PDF as well. Using the page function it appears I have to go to every single page in the large document and add it to the collection. That is unusable. I can not find what is referred to as a master collection link. That would make sense if available.

There are a couple of choices if you do not want to create your own custom Collection:
  1. At the top of the first page in each "book" (applies to the Developer's Guide, The BASIC Guide, and the Amdinistration Guide) there is a link to the Master Collection for that book (this link used to be at the bottom of the first page, but was moved to the top to make it easier to find). That link is at the top of the page this Talk page belongs to. Click the link, and then click Load Collection on the left. This will take you to the Collection overview page. On the right of this page you will find the information and links you need to download a PDF or ODT.
  2. Go to the main Documentation Wiki page and in the second column under the heading "Developers/SysAdmin Guides" there is a link titled "Download these guides as PDF / ODT" that will take you to a page with prepared PDFs of the various Wiki books. These are static PDFs and ODTs based on the state of the Wiki documentation when the snapshot was made. They are not updated until the next major OOo release.
--ccornell 10:43, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

The link to the odt and pdf version of the document is not working it leads you to a HTML page with something like a table of contents. But if you click on any of the links it will just bring you back to the wiki HTML page of that chapter. In other words the odt/pdf version link below the heading is miss-leading and should better be removed.

--Rudolfo 11:38, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
The link works as designed. It should not be removed.
You click the download link for ODF/ODT it takes you to a table of contents as you described. You then must click "Load this book as your current book" and from there you can chose how to download the book (as ODT, PDF, Docbook XML, or hard copy printed). This method guarantees you get a current snapshot of the docs as they are the moment you click the download link. If we link to static PDFs and ODTs they are always out of date. --ccornell 12:01, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
Yes, you are right. I figured this out when I looked at the wiki documentation and learned that the "collection" concept is an extension. The root for this kind of missunderstandings is probably that users expect to directly download a file (see sourceforge and others) when they click on a link with a pdf icon.
--Rudolfo 12:34, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
Is this broken right now? I see no link to "Load this book as your current book". I wondered if there was an extension I needed to activate for this, but the "Extensions" link is broken.
Kfitzner 20:39, 25 December 2011 (UTC)

Where are the objects?

This guide seems to be missing one vital item of information - the Object data type. Nowhere can I find any information about how to create or use object variables, what the default value of such a variable is (presumably some sort of null object), whether it is possible to set an object variable to the "null" value, or how to test that an object variable is "null". The ISNULL function is referenced in some of the other documentation but never defined. If this is meant to be a language definition, it fails on this point. Ptoye (talk) 10:22, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

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