cannot run Microsoft Office macros. Although the macro language is
very similar, the underlying objects are quite different. To set
whether OpenOffice.org keeps attached macros (so that they are still
available for use in Microsoft Office) for Word, Excel and PowerPoint
files, use Tools
> Load/Save >
a Microsoft Office file infected with a macro virus is quite safe
OpenOffice.org has the ability to record macros.
It is better practice to use the application program interface (API).