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OpenOffice Macro Creation for formatting

OpenOffice Macro Creation for formatting

OpenOffice Macro Creation for formatting

(OP)
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

Hi

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.
 

Feherke.
http://free.rootshell.be/~feherke/

RE: OpenOffice Macro Creation for formatting

(OP)
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

Hi

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

CODE

sub tag2style
  dim tagstyle()
  dim search, found
  
  tagstyle=array( _
    array("bold","boldtext"), _
    array("italic","italictext") _
  )
  
  search=ThisComponent.CreateSearchDescriptor
  search.SearchRegularExpression=True

  for i=LBound(tagstyle) to UBound(tagstyle)
    tag=tagstyle(i)(0)
    search.SearchString="\["+tag+"\].*?\[/"+tag+"\]"
  
    found=ThisComponent.FindFirst(search)
    do while not IsNull(found)
      found.String=Mid(found.String,Len(tag)+3,Len(found.String)-Len(tag)*2-5)
      found.CharStyleName=tagstyle(i)(1)

      found=ThisComponent.FindNext(found.End,search)
    loop

  next
  
end sub

Feherke.
http://free.rootshell.be/~feherke/

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