Learn OpenOffice.org Spreadsheet Macro Programming: OOoBasic and Calc automation

A fast and friendly tutorial to writing macros and spreadsheet applications

Learn OpenOffice.org Spreadsheet Macro Programming: OOoBasic and Calc automation

Dr Mark Alexander Bain

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A fast and friendly tutorial to writing macros and spreadsheet applications
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ISBN 139781847190970
Paperback220 pages

Book Description

Adding macros to your spreadsheets enables you to add data processing features to your work, automate repetitive tasks, and even create complete data-driven programs that use the spreadsheet as their back end.

This book teaches the OOoBasic language and the Calc object model, so that you can manipulate spreadsheets and data from within your programs. You will also see how to create dialog boxes and windows for friendly user interfaces, and how to integrate your spreadsheets with other applications, for example writing spreadsheet data to a document, or capturing data from a database, and using the spreadsheet for generating advanced calculations and reports.

Calc is OpenOffice.org's spreadsheet module. Like the rest of OpenOffice.org Calc can be programmed using the built-in language OOoBasic. Both simple macros and complex applications can be developed in this language by controlling Calc through its object model. The book is compatible with the commercial version of OpenOffice.org, StarOffice, and the StarBasic language.

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What You Will Learn

  • How to create custom Calc applications
  • Creating worksheet functions, automating repetitive tasks, creating new toolbars, menus, and dialog boxes
  • A complete guide to the  IDE, language, and object model
  • Integrating Calc applications with other components of OpenOffice.org
  • Internet-based collaborative applications
  • How to understand, use and adapt the increasing number of freely available Calc Macros

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