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asked 2012-12-27 10:31:36 +0200

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updated 2013-05-21 13:38:27 +0200

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I want to be able to open a document in LibreOffice Writer, get a pop-up dialog asking for some information (line edits, a combobox, two radio buttons and a multi line edit). This information should then be inserted into the document (for the combobox and the radio buttons it should choose between different text versions).

I think this should be rather simple, and perhaps it's because of that that I haven't found any useful information or tutorials on the theme. I have found this page with a lot of information, but it seems to be a bit to much.

I have experience programming in C++, including creating GUIs, so I know the absolute basics.

Thanks in advance, Jan

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Alex Kemp
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Do you really want a macro? You can get any data with this method or so

JohnSUN gravatar imageJohnSUN ( 2012-12-27 12:12:12 +0200 )edit

The problem is I may need to insert the texts at multiply places, but I only want to edit it once.

Jan gravatar imageJan ( 2012-12-27 15:13:27 +0200 )edit

Do you dowload demo from previous link "so"?

JohnSUN gravatar imageJohnSUN ( 2012-12-27 16:25:56 +0200 )edit

How would I go about adding a two radio buttons or similar? And a combobox? Other than that it looks perfect.

Jan gravatar imageJan ( 2012-12-27 17:18:33 +0200 )edit

Well, Jan, I think it is a good place to start would be chapters "10. Forms" и " 7.14. Search And Replace" of THIS BOOK by Andrew Pitonyak. And macro and dialog in this workbook

JohnSUN gravatar imageJohnSUN ( 2012-12-28 09:26:06 +0200 )edit

@Jan -- still looking for an answer here?

@JohnSUN -- could you please turn your comment into an answer so we could use it for resolution?


qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2013-04-14 03:13:57 +0200 )edit

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answered 2013-05-21 14:01:20 +0200

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I am providing this answer so that this old question can be closed. As @JohnSUN has pointed out a good place to begin learning about programming in Basic is from the works of Andrew Pitonyak. A link to his web page and several other related programming resources can be found on TDF Wiki Documentation / Other page, under the section for Programmers.

Because I am thoroughly sick of finding OOo/LO material locked away in Scribd I am uploading some related Basic programming Guides here for everyone. If these are still publicly available I would appreciate someone pointing me to the appropriate location.

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