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Bug 57421 - LOCALHELP too imprecise for Macro Recording
Summary: LOCALHELP too imprecise for Macro Recording
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Andras Timar
URL: http://help.libreoffice.org/Common/Re...
Whiteboard: BSA target:4.0.0
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-11-22 16:45 UTC by svp
Modified: 2012-11-24 19:43 UTC (History)
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Description svp 2012-11-22 16:45:14 UTC
Problem description: 

Steps to reproduce:
The option Tools > Macros > Record Macro does not exist, as explained in the help page "Recording a Macro"
The only options I have are "Run Macro...", "Organize Macros" and "Organize Dialogs"

Current behavior:

Expected behavior:

Platform (if different from the browser): Win 7
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-11-22 18:38:05 UTC
I am pretty sure that you simply did not check menu 'Tools -> Options -> LibO -> General - Activate Macro recording.


Help is too short. In (Writer)  'Help -> LibO Help -> Text Documents -> Contents (tab) -> Text Documents -> Command and Menu Reference -> Tools -> Macros' I find "Record Macro" with help text "Records a new macro.".
I recommend to add "Only available if Activated in 'Tools -> Options -> LibreOffice -> Acvanced' (may be with a direct link to the dialog)

I know that info is available under Heading "Recording a Macro", But I doubt that many users will go to there after they did no find the item in the menu.
Comment 2 Not Assigned 2012-11-24 19:40:57 UTC
Andras Timar committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":


fdo#57421 hoint to enable macro recording

The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.