Monday, March 14, 2011

How to Activate Macro Recording in LibreOffice 3.3.1

Tools > Macros > Record does not exist in LibreOffice 3.3.1 on first installation. But you can add it with

     menu -- > Tools -->Customize brings up a new window. Select the Menus tab.

On that tabpage there is a dropdown box where you can select the part of the menu where you want insert the new item. It starts with File selected. Scroll down to Tools | Macros

Then click on the Add button.

Another window opens. In the left window Category select : BASIC
In the right-hand window Commands select : Record Macro
Click button : Add
Click : Close
Click : OK
Repeat this process for any other additions you wish, e.g., Stop Recording, Run Macro.

Now we add toolbar icons:
Tools > Customize > Toolbars Tab > Toolbar: Formatting > (Scroll to end of list) > Add > Category: BASIC > Commands:
Stop Recording
Run Macro
LibreOffice Basic Macro Organizer
    >Close > OK

Easy to do but obscure and undocumented...

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