Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st Mar 2010 21:59 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Graphics, User Interfaces "What if all software was open source? Anybody would then be able to add custom features to Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, Apple iTunes or any other program. A University of Washington project may make this possible." Yeah I know, odd headline - couldn't find anything better.
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by malxau on Thu 1st Apr 2010 00:01 UTC
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Hasn't Office supported plenty of customizations for yonks? Prior to 2007, customizable toolbars, menus, etc can point to macros.

Historically, many "macros" were simple keyboard/mouse automation scripts. Windows 3.1 shipped with a tool to do this (recorder.exe.) This enabled cross application tasks to be automated without application awareness. This functionality is available in many downloadable tools today.

This really sounds like two very established things being welded together.

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