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Old 11-02-2010, 08:21 PM   #1
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Question Is there something like MACROS in Gnumeric software?

Have been reading the whole afternoon about Gnumeric to see if there's a way to write a macro in it but couldn't find my answer. The only thing that appears to have convergence with my idea of a macro (in terms of what you could do in Lotus 123 or Excel) is something called "Script".

If I'm not wrong, there was a reference to Python (a script language with which I'm not used to).

Could someone answer this in plain english: "Yes/No, Gnumeric does/doesn't allow macros to be embedded in worksheets"...

Thanks in advanced for any help on this!
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No, gnumeric does not have an inbuilt macro language.

However, it does support plugins, and there are plugins to allow the use of programming languages such as Python and Pure as script languages for gnumeric. If you are more familiar with Excel macros and Basic-like scripting languages, you might be better off using oocalc from the OpenOffice suite.

The terms 'macro' and 'script' are not completely different. A macro tends to be a sequence of actions that 'replayed', whereas a script tends to be written using a full programming language.

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Old 11-04-2010, 08:52 AM   #3
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Thanks for your advice Neonsignal! I'll check them & then decide what's more convinient for my circomstances.


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