@Ratslinger, many thanks for responding.
The magic words to help me wade through documentation were “master text fields”, a new concept to me.
I may have skimmed over it browsing the documentation previously because there is mention of DDE and I remember somewhere in this forum someone who said DDE had been abandoned by LO.
I suppose I have to apologize again for being a newbie culturally still on immigrant status from MSOffice barely culturally integrated into LO society’s common knowledge.
I couldn’t find any reference to master text fields in the forum, or a tutorial elsewhere, a sample odt/ott with some code would have been a great help to get me on my way, however a few days of testing with Andrew Pitonyak’s documentation in hand will get me there too, I see there is some sample code to work on.
Thank you. I’m on track again.