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    Hi guys,

    today I went to the 7?. Internation Forum for Free Software and heard some news on Open Office. According to Mr. Miguel de Icaza, Open Office will support Microsoft VBA macros. I asked him after the presentation: What about copyright for the use of VBA? He simply kept on walking and didnt answer me. What could that mean? I think he dont care as its gonna be a users problem...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleo
    ... I asked him after the presentation: What about copyright for the use of VBA? He simply kept on walking and didnt answer me.

    Too funny.
    Interesting though, Carlos. Now I'm going to have to install OpenOffice and play around with that - like I haven't got enogh to do already!
    K :-)

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    I'm curious what they mean about "support" to be honest. I downloaded OO2.0, and it will import them, but it REM's out each line of code. Un-reming (is that a word) leaves you with a useless macro. I even tried a simple macro and couldn't get it to work:

    [vba]Dim cl as Range
    For Each cl In Selection
    cl.Value = "Hi"
    Next cl[/vba]

    I think it would be great to see, but I'm not holding my breath on it.
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    Hi all

    With all the respect to Open Office I'm convinced that web based tools is the future and please see AjaxXls at the following URL: http://www.ajaxxls.com/

    AjaxXls should be viewed as an indicator how to work online in the future. I believe it will take some additional years before web based tools will replace the desktop tools.

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    I thought you could buy a VBA licence for around $700 USD.

    I agree with Dennis though, web-based is probably going to be the wave of the future, as soon as everything else catches up with it.

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    Hello all,

    Thanks XL-Dennis for the AjaxXls link (and thanks to vbaexpress as well )

    Interesting stuff.

    It looks like Open Office is also available "on the go."

    http://portableapps.com/apps/office/...ble_openoffice

    Hmmm.

    Portable Open Office...

    Now that would make an interesting acronym

    Chow for now
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    Open Office VBA compatibility is still a WIP (work in progress). They aren't 100% compatitible yet.

    I really enjoy the new AJAX features. Some of them have been implemented in XBox homebrew applications and controlling a media center PC from the XBox.

    If Google jumps on the AJAX bandwagon... GMail will be your storage for your files, many applications. They have Quake 3 built on Shockwave now... Why do you need anything newer than Windows 98 and a browser?

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    Yep - I see the future being totally net based. No-one will have more than a screen that runs a web browser and a little pen drive that stores 2 million GB plugged into it LOL All software will run online so licensing and updates will be a doddle. You'll also be able to use your registered software on anyone's PC!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark007
    Yep - I see the future being totally net based. No-one will have more than a screen that runs a web browser and a little pen drive that stores 2 million GB plugged into it LOL All software will run online so licensing and updates will be a doddle. You'll also be able to use your registered software on anyone's PC!

    that'd be nice, but when machines have several cores/processors, your registered software will need to adjust its licence file per core. thats not always easy, and the charges for putting your key into a 200 core machine (think grid computing) might just be a little over what you were expecting.

    I don't see it happening too soon.

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    Mm,so interesting info)thanks

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    1. VBA license???

    2. VBA copyright?

    Really? Are you serious?

    As for Open Office and existing VBA procedures....FORGET IT! I am running OO 3.2 and sorry it simply is not credible to even remotely imply that its scripting is compatible with VBA. The syntax is different; the object model is different.

    Does OO have good scripting? Yes. Can you "convert" existing VBA procedures? Ummmm, sort of, not really, kind of....no.

    As for web-based applications. I hope not. I soon will be completely off the grid, not using the Internet at all. I have been Internet free for two years now at home. Soon I will be retiring, and will have no Internet access at all. I certainly hopw that applications do not move totally to the web. That would mean I will be at a complete loss.


    Hmmmm. that may not be so bad after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fumei
    1. VBA license???

    2. VBA copyright?

    Really? Are you serious?

    As for Open Office and existing VBA procedures....FORGET IT! I am running OO 3.2 and sorry it simply is not credible to even remotely imply that its scripting is compatible with VBA. The syntax is different; the object model is different.

    Does OO have good scripting? Yes. Can you "convert" existing VBA procedures? Ummmm, sort of, not really, kind of....no.

    As for web-based applications. I hope not. I soon will be completely off the grid, not using the Internet at all. I have been Internet free for two years now at home. Soon I will be retiring, and will have no Internet access at all. I certainly hopw that applications do not move totally to the web. That would mean I will be at a complete loss.


    Hmmmm. that may not be so bad after all.
    This is a very old topic Gerry and i don't know why Honey has posted in it. Anyway more to the point you not accessing the internet and helping out in these forums will be a great loss...........hope you reconsider getting internet access at home, failing that what address should i forward printed copies of the posts to?
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