Issue 17398 - Facilitate assigning Keyboard shortcut to Macro
Summary: Facilitate assigning Keyboard shortcut to Macro
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 RC
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal with 4 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2003-07-25 12:35 UTC by magrawal
Modified: 2014-02-19 12:25 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
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Description magrawal 2003-07-25 12:35:02 UTC
When the Macro recorder is stopped, we immediately get the option to name the 
Macro but there is no option to assign a keyboard shortcut. To assign a keyboard 
shortcut to the Macro, we have to go back to the macro and select assign to get 
the menu to assign keyboard shortcuts. Since keyboard shortcuts are the most 
common way to use Macros, the option to assign a keyboard shortcut should be 
presented right at the time the Macro stops recording. It should not be a 2-step 
Comment 1 frank 2003-07-25 13:19:38 UTC

as this is an Office wide feature, spreadsheet is the wrong component.
I set it to framework and assign it accordingly.

Comment 2 thorsten.martens 2003-08-04 09:15:54 UTC
TM->BH: This is a wish for an enhancement, please have a look. Thanks !
Comment 3 ookwright 2006-12-01 17:57:41 UTC
I strongly agree with the feature request.  I am an avid user of macros in
Microsoft Word and Emacs.  I just attempted my first assignment of a keyboard
shortcut to a macro.  It was painful.  I first tried to just use the menus to
assign the shortcut.  Gave up.  Then switched to the help files.  Gave up again.
 Googled for a web page and finally found one that explains how to do it.  The
interface is quite confusing.

For example in OO.o 2.0.4, there are menus:
Tools > Macros > Organize Macros
Tools > Macros > Organize Dialogs
For a new user, this is confusing.

Then I learn that I need to use 
Tools > Customize > Keyboard

But where are the macros?  Oh, sure easy to find.  NOT.  They are in the
Category box, under Macros > user > Standard > Module1.

(Further nit-pick.  On MS Windows, these dialogs are not re-sizeable and show
only a tiny amount of text in the "Category" window that is hard to read.)

Then I try to click on my named macro and look for a button "assign key".  No
luck.  Oh, you first have to click on the key in the Shortcut key box, then
click on macro name.

Wow.  This entire process is incredibly difficult for me to remember.

It would be much more preferable to simply assign a key at the same time as
assigning the name.
Comment 4 Joe Smith 2007-07-03 18:10:04 UTC
Related proposal: Issue 79174
Comment 5 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 15:02:18 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements". 
Comment 6 Edwin Sharp 2014-02-19 12:25:45 UTC
Confirmed with
AOO410m1(Build:9750)  -  Rev. 1566800
2014-02-11_04:11:01 - Rev. 1566981