Im currently trading certain strategies where I stream quotes into Open Office Calculator and then trade on given signals that I generate from the program. Simple example: If C3 > 2% = BUY. I wanna step up in volume, so I want to learn how to convert my signals in Open Office Calc (or similar program) to actual limit orders that goes to my broker. Is it a waste of time trying to automate if I dont have a programming background, or is it something that I can learn if I give it some time? In that case. Where do I start? What books/articles should I read? What program is most convenient to use? etc.