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Is it possible to run openoffice scripts from the command line?

I installed the python uno libraries and am able to run the HelloWorld.py script from within Writer but I was wondering if it's possible to run these python scripts from the command line. I tried doing:
>python HelloWorld.py
but got no response or no error message. I figure that some code has to be added to connect with openoffice and tell it which document should be modified.
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opike
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markoilicCommented:
First  Open Office need to be started with following command:

x:\path_to_openOffince\program>soffice "-accept=socket,host=localhost,port=2002;urp;"

Then if you have installed uno package in python you can make conection with:

import uno
 
localContext = uno.getComponentContext()
resolver = localContext.ServiceManager.createInstanceWithContext(
                        "com.sun.star.bridge.UnoUrlResolver", localContext )
ctx = resolver.resolve( "uno:socket,host=localhost,port=2002;urp;StarOffice.ComponentContext" )
smgr = ctx.ServiceManager
desktop = smgr.createInstanceWithContext( "com.sun.star.frame.Desktop",ctx)
model = desktop.getCurrentComponent()
text = model.Text
cursor = text.createTextCursor()
text.insertString( cursor, "Hello World from command line", 0 )
ctx.ServiceManager


More on following link
http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/PyUNO_bridge
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