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Macro capability?

Postby jfb1617 » Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:53 pm

Does PlanMaker for Linux have macro capability. If so what languages are supported?

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Re: Macro capability?

Postby sven-l » Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:49 pm

No, macros are not supported under Linux.
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Re: Macro capability?

Postby Michael Uplawski » Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:08 am

See also: “Any scripting support on Linux?

Good morning.

As PlanMaker now uses a compressed xml-based file-format (you can unzip it), I am myself interested in writing scripts that munch the data outside of PlanMaker. As you can have a tool-button for such a routine in the task-bar, it would be possible to call the script from PlanMaker and have the altered file loaded, after execution.

The binary file-format of *.pmdx files is known under Linux as “Microsoft OOXML”, meaning that it is somewhat “standardized” (by someone, somewhere, in a defined context and for the people who care), there should be information and maybe examples on the net, already. The schema is indicated as: http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/sprea ... /2006/main

I do not (yet) know, how much of all that I will myself have the nerve to explore and exploit, but to resume, you can do a lot with XSLT or the libraries for XML-handling that are available for most current programming languages.

Do not expect an integrated scripting interface any time soon.

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Re: Macro capability?

Postby Michael Uplawski » Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:12 am

Michael Uplawski wrote:The binary file-format of *.pmdx files is known under Linux as “Microsoft OOXML”, meaning that it is somewhat “standardized” (by someone, somewhere, in a defined context and for the people who care), there should be information and maybe examples on the net, already. The schema is indicated as: http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/sprea ... /2006/main


Among other sources, many of which use the Microsoft SDK, I found some pages which explain the file-format in detail. Here is one which talks a lot about date-formats and manipulates them inside the xml:
http://openxmldeveloper.org/discussions ... t/242.aspx

This here tells why OOXML was a bad choice (and the origin of some future discussions in the SoftMaker-forum):
http://www.linuxveda.com/2014/11/29/nev ... rd-format/

Edit: Unfortunately SoftMaker has added a few definitions to their file-formats which render them incompatible even where Mocrosoft OOXML would normally be recognized. For someone who bases his development work on the so-called “standard”, this is a major inconvenience.

And... Edit: ODS rules.
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