Bug 104171 - 'Programming LibreOffice' help page issues
Summary: 'Programming LibreOffice' help page issues
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Olivier Hallot
Whiteboard: target:6.1.0 target:
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-11-25 18:08 UTC by Howard Johnson
Modified: 2022-03-01 19:28 UTC (History)
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Description Howard Johnson 2016-11-25 18:08:09 UTC
Documentation in https://help.libreoffice.org/5.2/Common/Programming reads,

"...Macros created with LibreOffice Basic based on the old programming interface will no longer be supported by the current version..."

I think this makes no sense.  See 2nd opinion here: https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/82473/basic-old-programming-interface-will-no-longer-be-supported-by-the-current-version/?answer=82517#post-id-82517


In addition I think the rest of what is on this page also doesn't make too much sense, and I didn't find it helpful (although it is the official help).

Suggestions: I think the warning icons need to go away, and there needs to be some reference to the very best documentation to learn and use Basic, etc.

So far the best documentation I've found is here:  https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/BASIC_Guide   (If something like that exists for LibreOffice I think that needs to be pointed to.)

Comment 1 Regina Henschel 2016-11-25 19:26:09 UTC
The file is /help/source/text/shared/main0600.xhp

Please compare with /help/source/text/sbasic/shared/main0601.xhp

It seems, that the whole file main0600.xhp is obsolete. If you decide to remove the file, you need to adapt its references in /help/source/text/shared/01/06130010.xhp, /help/source/text/shared/01/06130000.xhp, and /help/source/text/shared/guide/macro_recording.xhp.
Comment 2 Commit Notification 2017-12-16 23:25:02 UTC
Olivier Hallot committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":


tdf#104171 Cleanup of Macro Help pages
Comment 3 Commit Notification 2017-12-16 23:25:12 UTC
Olivier Hallot committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "libreoffice-6-0":


tdf#104171 Cleanup of Macro Help pages
Comment 4 seatech 2022-03-01 19:28:14 UTC Comment hidden (spam)