Learn OpenOffice.org Spreadsheet Macro Programming by Mark, Alexander Bain (Author)
Publisher: Packt Publishing (December 13, 2006) | ISBN-10: 1847190979 | PDF | 8,3 Mb | 220 pages


Learn how to extend and customize Calc, the OpenOffice.org spreadsheet, using OOoBasic, OOo's built-in programming

language. You don't need to be a developer to create useful and powerful routines and applications. This well structured and

practical tutorial will walk you though every step, and inspire you with great ways to save time and increase your productivity

using Calc. 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. This book will show you: 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 A fast, fun, and friendly tutorial. Full of practical, step-by-step examples and clear explanations of all of the important

concepts. You don't need to be a programmer to use this book, but you do need to be familiar with the concept of a program

and how simple things like a loop might work. If all you have is a taster of simple programs from high school then you will be