Posting from Ooobasic

Well, I will be if this has actually worked …

Which will enable all sorts of strange goodies, if it works.

The really important thing is that it is extremely easy to “draw dialog boxes”:http://api.openoffice.org/docs/DevelopersGuide/BasicAndDialogs/DialogEditor1.png in OOo basic; whereas in Python you have to write out long descriptions by hand, but you can steal libraries from everywhere to do things like posting to blogs. So a python component, which is possible for mere mortals to write, can then be summoned from an OOo basic macro, which can also collect all kinds of information from its pretty dialog boxes, wizards, etc, and pass it through.

So far as I am concerned, this just means an easy way to publish things here, instead of printing them. But that’s worth having, for anyone who types as badly as I do.

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