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From Paul Myers <>
Subject A direct answer to a direct question, please
Date Fri, 31 Aug 2012 04:39:37 GMT
I have not been able to locate a direct answer to the following direct 
question on any of your webpages or fora sites:

    How comparable is the OpenOffice "variant" of VBA to the original
    version developed by Microsoft for its "Office" components (Excel,
    Word, PowerPoint, etc)?

I ask this because my dad has just purchased a refurbished PC with WinXP 
SP3 and OpenOffice as the included software and I am using Microsoft 
Office, primarily Excel and Word.  I have adapted many of the Excel 
"Macros of the Month" that are published in the monthly Techlife 
(previously "Australian PC User") magazine by Helen Bradley and sue 
these with many of my financial, etc, spreadsheets and would like to be 
able to use them when I have to travel to Sydney (I'm in Canberra) which 
I have to do at least twice a year but my need to maintain these 
spreadsheets doesn't stop during these periods which are usually of the 
order of three (3) weeks each.  As such, it would be nice if "your" 
variant of VBA was as close to 100% compatible with the Microsoft 
variant as it is possible to be.

Looking forward to receiving your response.


Paul Myers
Paul Myers, JP(NSW), BSc(UNSW), MACS(Snr)
PO Box 7007 Karabar NSW 2620 AUSTRALIA
Ph/Fx: 02 6299 2392 / +61 2 6299 2392
Mobile: 041 629 9239 / +61 41 629 9239
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