Help with writing a macro or a MVB, please.

Good Morning Folks,

I would like to create what I think is a pretty simple custom command that simply combines the "Measure Area" command and takes that result and then puts it into the the dialog box of the "Place Text" command; thus allowing me to rotate, change font, and all the other things that are found on the the text editor dialog box.  But this is all new to me.  I have started a introductory online course on programming but when I try to relate what I have learned so far to MicroStation v8i Visual Basic it is just "too big" of a jump for me, but the concept of what I am looking for seems so simple.  Could someone please give me some guidance?

In my office we are still using MicroStation v8i SS2.

Any help would be Greatly Appreciated, Wil