Desktop Applications for GNU/Linux – Part 3: Office/Productivity

There are plenty of office suites as well as a whole host of other productivity software freely available for GNU/Linux. Here you will find an overview of the best free office suites and individual productivity applications.

There are plenty of office suites as well as a whole host of other productivity software freely available for GNU/Linux. Most of these provide the average user with all the functionality they need from a word processor, desktop database or spread sheet application. Some will even open documents created in Microsoft Word or Excel with varying degrees of success. There will be some issues when it comes to Continue reading “Desktop Applications for GNU/Linux – Part 3: Office/Productivity”

connecting to openoffice.org base from a form via macro

How to access your openoffice.org base database within a form.

Base is the database package that comes with openoffice.org 2.x. It seems quite OK as a desktop database package. But, I’ve found that resources for macro editing in basic for base are quite scarce. This is quite a problem since the editor it comes with doesn’t have intellisense/autocomplete. The uno documentation is way too big to be of any real use as a reference document. So I thought I’ll just write a beginners tutorial for connecting to the base database that is currently open from a form using openoffice.org basic macro. Continue reading “connecting to openoffice.org base from a form via macro”