Microsoft's VBA and OpenOffice

by Glen Gillmore

Related link: http://www.cw360.com/article&rd=&i=&ard=113969&fv=1



For users and companies who are relying on VBA macros or other customizations built into Word, Excel, etc., they might have a significant reason to stick with Microsoft. Plus, there are the external applications that use the MS Office Object Models, creating a dependancy on MS Office for anyone that wants to use that application. In either case, the ability
to use existing bits from Microsoft may save enough in development costs to justify maintaining the status quo. CW360.com offers more thought on this issue.


07/12/2002 - As noted in the comments below, there is API and macro functionality with OpenOffice. For more information take a look at http://api.openoffice.org/. On the ToDo list is a wrapper for Microsoft-Office API emulation.


3 Comments

blaise1
2002-07-10 07:45:08
StarBasic
although I don't know about building a bug-tracking system with StarBasic the idea that you can't program OpenOffice is wrong to say the least.
some reference:


http://api.openoffice.org/common/ref/com/sun/star/module-ix.html


http://udk.openoffice.org/


gillmore
2002-07-12 09:27:24
StarBasic
Thanks for pointing this out.


For most people, the migration will be very trouble free. For those with a great deal of dependancy on VBA, either by internal or external use of a MS Office object, the development costs of starting over may be a barrier.


Personally, I don't develop for MS Office. Are there any tools or resources for moving to StarBasic when you've already got VBA in place?

anonymous2
2003-12-14 13:28:03
StarBasic
That URL is dead. Got a new one?