Macros in OpenOffice 2

Tommy Trussell tommy.trussell at
Sat Apr 22 06:05:43 UTC 2006

On 4/21/06, Karl Auer <kauer at> wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-04-21 at 16:15 +0100, David M wrote:
> > You can then enter accented (and other) characters by pressing (and
> > releasing) the compose key, and then keying the letter followed by the
> > appropriate accent, *releasing each key as it is typed in turn*.
> Thank you! That was exactly what I needed. And I can attach those
> keypresses to simpler sequences using the standard OO macro facility.
> > Viel Spaß!
> Now that didn't work. I expect you wanted a German sharp S, but what I
> see is the third and fourth letters in the second word are a capital A
> with a tilde above it and a capital Y with an umlaut. And most of the
> special characters in the body of your message looked odd too, that is,
> not what you clearly intended them to look like.

I'm butting in here to say the special characters showed up fine here
-- I'm using gmail. Whatever email program you are using may be set to
a different character set by default. I just looked at the headers of
his message, and his character set is charset=iso-8859-1

You can change the character set if the email program is not detecting
it automatically. For example, in Thunderbird, character encoding is
under the View menu.  I'm not using Evolution right now but I believe
in that program you look under the Edit menu.

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