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Old 07-13-2010, 08:31 PM   #1
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Need a temporary hotkey or shortcut in openoffice writer in linux

I'm using Mint9, and making labels with openoffice writer. I find myself going through a bunch of keystrokes every little while that I'd like to convert to a macro or two to simplify my work.

"alt-vzpo" and then "alt-vzwo" to change the view first to "page width" and then to "whole page".

Id like to have a macro or hotkey or shortcut to toggle those two, or two separate ones to accomplish each.

What I'm thinking is to build them into environmental variables to be established when I start openoffice writer (With a command line) and then to remove those environmental variables when I exit. I used to do similar things in DOS, but it's been a long time and this isn't DOS.

Is there a better way? Or if that would be the best way, how do I go about writing a script that will do that? Or would it even work?
Old 07-13-2010, 09:47 PM   #2
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Create a new macro or look for one at

Also check Forum :: Macros and API - there might already be what you want.

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