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How does one interrupt a running macro?

asked 2018-01-08 01:52:23 +0200

theGeeko61 gravatar image

I'm studying LibreOffice Basic for macros. I have a long-running macro which, once I determine a bug, I would like to abort the macro. I've tried CTRL-C but that does not work. I'm running on Linux, if that matters. I am grateful for any insight into this issue.

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answered 2018-01-08 06:03:08 +0200

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Much of the information regarding LO can be found in the many locations of LO help. Off-line help (if you installed it) states to use Ctrl+Shift+Q from within the Basic IDE. Shift+F5 also works in the IDE as well as pushing the Stop Macro toolbar button.

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This is the correct answer. Although it's in the offline documentation, I could not find it online. The only official information online is the bug report at

Jim K gravatar imageJim K ( 2018-01-08 22:49:55 +0200 )edit

For online see the 5.4 Help which came from here. The Shift+F5 came from hovering the mouse over the Stop icon.

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2018-01-08 23:17:04 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-01-08 11:31:09 +0200

librebel gravatar image

Hello @theGeeko61,

For simple debugging i often just use the msgbox() function.

Code execution is halted until the msgbox dialog is dismissed.

So you could temporarily insert the following line into your code, at all places where you would like to be able to stop the macro:

If msgbox( "Should we STOP the Macro here?", 36 ) = 6 Then Stop

HTH, lib

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