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Tim Deaton <> wrote:
On 7/31/2014 7:06 AM, Jon Harringdon wrote:
Someone with more knowledge about LO extensions than I have (nil) could
probably do that, but then again those two macros are dead simple: I
basically just macro-recorded the two actions, cleaned up the resulting
macros a bit and put them on shortcuts. No magic at all.

Could you post the macros' code here?

I don't remember seeing that behavior for toggling the highlight on/off 
in version 3.x, but noticed it in either 4.0 or 4.1 (maybe both) and 
liked it.  But by 4.2 it was gone again.  I did some work with 
macros/vba in Excel (v4 thru 1997), but not in MS Word, and have not 
touched macros in OOo or LO.  Maybe this would be where I could start 
using them.

Sure, see below. However, as I said, it's utterly simple to do this (or
similar small changes) on your own by simply macro-recording (*) the
action of setting a highlight colour as one macro and removing it (ie no
fill) as another.

* Before you can record macros you probably have to enable "Enable macro
recording (limited)" in the LibreOffice>Advanced options. (I am using

Additionally, I've put the first macro on Ctrl-H and the second on
Shift-Ctrl-H (ignoring spurious (and annoying) error messages about Java
RE not being installed...).


sub HiliteOn
dim document, dispatcher as object
document   = ThisComponent.CurrentController.Frame
dispatcher = createUnoService("")
dim args1(0) as new
args1(0).Name = "BackColor"
args1(0).Value = 16777113
dispatcher.executeDispatch(document, ".uno:BackColor", "", 0, args1())
end sub

sub HiliteOff
dim document, dispatcher as object
document   = ThisComponent.CurrentController.Frame
dispatcher = createUnoService("")
dispatcher.executeDispatch(document, ".uno:BackColor", "", 0, Array())
end sub

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