# navigator without a mouse

I want to record a navigator macro but the macro recorder does not recognize mouse clicks and so I need to open the navigator dialog with F5 (and that works fine) but then I cannot find a way to move to the pagedown/pageup options in the dialog. How can I do that?

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The Macro recorder has a very limited capability, and it works in the Writer and the Calc applications only, but not work in either Draw nor Impress. It is better to write your macros instead of recording them - if you want work efficiently with the macros.

You need study and use the API functions and procedures to control the LibreOffice applications and the documents files. (API: Application Programming Interface.)

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You can move using Tab and Arrow keys.

• To press < button: Tab - Tab - Arrow Left - Enter.
• To press > button: Tab - Tab - Arrow Left - Arrow Left - Enter.
• To change page number: Tab - Tab - Arrow Left - Arrow Left - Arrow Left - Arrow Up.

But not sure if it will record to macro. Need to test.

Working with LibreOffice 6.3.6.2 (x86); OS: Windows 6.1.

EDIT: Take a look at Working with the LibreOffice user interface without mouse.

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Just to the right of the style dropdown there are two arrows: one pointing down and one pointing up. These activate a version of the pdup/pgdn function that puts the top of the next or previous page at the top of the editing screen. I can find no combination of Tab and the arrow keys that will take me to those arrows.

( 2020-10-08 22:44:22 +0100 )edit

For Next Page: F5 - Tab - Tab - Space bar - Left Arrow - Enter.

For Previous Page: F5 - Tab - Tab - Space bar - Right Arrow×9 - Enter.

( 2020-10-08 22:56:29 +0100 )edit

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Asked: 2020-10-04 23:48:44 +0100

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