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   IndeView - preparing OpenOffice   

 
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Since the following HowTo has quite a lot of steps,
it might be a good idea to print it onto a sheet of paper
and process it one by one checking each step with
a pencil once you are done with it.

 

Setting up the
IndeViewExport.bas module in OpenOffice

users of Gentoo Linux:

If you have used  emerge indeview just skip the
following steps and start at "3. Assigning the macro module".

1. Importing the macro module

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Start OpenOffice and open a new document by menu:
 
    File / New / Textdocument
 

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Open the macro dialog:
 
    Tools / Macros / Macro...
 

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In the "Macro from" list select the modul:
 
    Standard
        Module1
 

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Click the "Edit" button to open the macro editor.
 

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Position the cursor at the very end of the file, right below the last "End Sub"
 

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Press the folder button "Insert Source Text".
 

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In the "Open" dialog select file IndeViewExport.bas and click the "Open" button, this appends the source code at the end of the module.
 

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Save the module by Ctrl+S and close the editor (Ctrl+W).
 

2. Configuring the macro module

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Re-open the macro dialog:
 
    Tools / Macros / Macro...
 

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Again select the module in the "Macro from" list:
 
    Standard
        Module1
 

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Click the "Edit" button, this opens the macro editor and the cursor is automatically positioned at the beginning of the IndeViewExport Macro.
 
The next lines should look like this:

Sub IndeViewExport
  DIM sROOT_DATA As String

  sROOT_DATA = "unknown"


 

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Replace the word "unknown" by the complete path of the ROOT_DATA directory, but do not erase the quotation marks. Make sure not to append a trailing Backslash (or Slash, resp.).
 
Your macro lines could now look like this:

Sub IndeViewExport
  DIM sROOT_DATA As String

  sROOT_DATA = "C:\Programme\IndeView\ROOT_DATA"

 
or (using Mac OS/X) like this:

Sub IndeViewExport
  DIM sROOT_DATA As String

  sROOT_DATA = "/Applications/IndeView/ROOT_DATA"

 
or (using Linux) like this:

Sub IndeViewExport
  DIM sROOT_DATA As String

  sROOT_DATA = "/net/share/pub/IndeView/ROOT_DATA"


 

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Save the module by Ctrl+S and close the editor (Ctrl+W).
 

3. Assigning the macro module

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Choose the following menu option:
 
    Tools / Configure...
 
This opens the "Configuration" dialog.
 

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Select the tabpage "Toolbars".
 

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In the "Visible toolbars" list select the toolbar "Function Bar".
 

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Click the "Customize..." button, this opens the "Customize Toolbars" dialog.
 

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In the list "Available buttons" select:
 
   [-] OpenOffice.org BASIC-Makros
           [-] Standard
                   [-] Module1
                            IndeViewExport
 

users of Gentoo Linux:
If you have used
 emerge indeview 
please find the module at a different location:
 
   [-] OpenOffice.org BASIC-Makros
           [-] Tools
                   [-] IndeViewExport
                            IndeViewExport
 

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In the "Toolbars" combo-box select the entry "Function Bar".
 

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In the "Buttons in use" list scroll down near to the end of the list and select the bottom-most entry:
"-----------------------".
 
Your dialog should look similar to this screenshot now:
customize toolbars
 

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Click the "Add ->" button to have the IndeViewExport added to the "Buttons in use" list.
 

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Now select your new "IndeViewExport" entry in the "Buttons in use" list.
 

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Click the "Icons..." button and choose an icon for the IndeView Export button, close the icon selection dialog by "OK".
 

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Close the "Customize Toolbars" dialog by "OK";.
 

You are done.
 
From now on you may use your new "IndeViewExport" button in OpenOffice's top-most toolbar (function bar) to start the export macro.

Read Starting the Creator module to learn how to build IndeView CDs that start showing your presentations automatically on Windows.

 
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