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OpenOffice Macro Creation for formatting

OpenOffice Macro Creation for formatting

OpenOffice Macro Creation for formatting

I want to create a macro in OO writer. I want it to format text as per the tags I assign while editing the file. For example: A quick [bold]brown[/bold] fox jumps.

The macro should go through the document and format all the text that's within these tags and format them as bold.

Any hints or help?

RE: OpenOffice Macro Creation for formatting


Why a macro for that ? A simple Edit | Find & Replace is enough :

Search for : \[bold\](.*?)\[/bold\]
Replace with : $1
Format... ( while Replace with is focused ) | Font Typeface : Bold

Tested with LibreOffice, hopefully will work in OpenOffice.org too.


RE: OpenOffice Macro Creation for formatting

Actually, I will define complete styles in macro.

Like I will use tag [myStyle] [/myStyle].

myStyle will have font face, font size, weight, color, etc.

That's why I need a macro.

RE: OpenOffice Macro Creation for formatting


I suppose you have more than one such markup tag to replace, so here is a generic solution :
  • create the styles at Format | Styyles and formatting | Character styles
  • in the tag2style sub set up tagstyle array with pairs of markup tag text and style name ( note that tags are specified without the brackets ( [] ) and start and end tags have identical text, but this can be changed easily )
  • run the tag2style sub


sub tag2style
  dim tagstyle()
  dim search, found
  tagstyle=array( _
    array("bold","boldtext"), _
    array("italic","italictext") _

  for i=LBound(tagstyle) to UBound(tagstyle)
    do while not IsNull(found)


end sub


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