Learn OpenOffice.org Spreadsheet Macro Programming: OOoBasic and Calc automation: A fast and friendly tutorial to writing macros and spreadsheet applications (Paperback)

Dr Mark Alexander Bain

  • 出版商: Packt Publishing
  • 出版日期: 2006-12-30
  • 售價: $1,400
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,330
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 220
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 1847190979
  • ISBN-13: 9781847190970
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A fast and friendly tutorial to writing macros and spreadsheet applications
  • Discover the power of the OpenOffice.org macro language and Calc object model
  • Fast, fun, friendly step-by-step OOoBasic tutorial
  • Practical and realistic examples to apply to your daily work

In Detail

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.

What you will learn from this book?

  • 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.

Who this book is written for?

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 fine.