Creating a numberd list in the calc with alphabets can be really tiresome sometimes. I found a simple solution to this. Create the numbered list in vim and then paste it into Openoffice.org calc. Here\’s how I do it:
type the first in sequence (ex Amit_aga_001)
Follow the below sequence to create a macro:
[Atl]+q+(any alphabet say \’a\’) — this will start recording the macro
yy – yank the current line
p — paste the current line
$ — go to end
[Ctrl]+a — increment the number by one
[Alt]+q — stop recording
Now type (in figures the count of lines you want) \’@a\’
and you are done.. Simply copy paste the sequence here to OpenOffice.org calc.
Feel free to suggest if there are better ways. I am definately looking for one.