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Issue inserting graphic into Openoffice writer document using python

Here's the script I have so far:

 
import Danny.OOo.OOoLib as OOoLib
import unohelper
import os.path
import glob
from com.sun.star.beans import PropertyValue
from array import array

L =  [ PropertyValue() for i in range(4)]


L[0].Name="FileName"
L[0].Value="file://home/ollie/Desktop/Screenshot.png"
L[1].Name="FilterName"
L[1].Value="<All formats>"
L[2].Name = "AsLink"
L[2].Value = False
L[3].Name="Style"
L[3].Value="Graphics"


desktop = OOoLib.getDesktop()
doc=desktop.getCurrentComponent()
dispatcher = OOoLib.getServiceManager().createInstance('com.sun.star.frame.DispatchHelper')
dispatcher.executeDispatch(doc, ".uno:InsertGraphic", "", 0, tuple(L))

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The error message I'm getting is:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "test.py", line 43, in ?
    dispatcher.executeDispatch(doc, ".uno:InsertGraphic", "", 0, tuple(L))
__main__.com.sun.star.script.CannotConvertException: value has no such interface!
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markoilicCommented:
Hi

if you look in previous thread about this topic you will that doc in line call another method to return current controller interface

doc.getCurrentController()

dispatcher.executeDispatch(doc.getCurrentController(), '.uno:InsertGraphic', '', 0, tuple(L))

or you can change line 21
doc=desktop.getCurrentComponent().getCurrentController()
in this case OpenOffice document (wrtier or calc) should be openerd

If you may want to open new instance of calc

instance = desktop.loadComponentFromURL('private:factory/scalc', '_blank', 0, ())
dispatcher.executeDispatch(instance.getCurrentController(), ".uno:InsertGraphic", "", 0, tuple(L))

this code will insert image in new opened call document

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opikeAuthor Commented:
"if you look in previous thread about this topic you will that doc in line call another method to return current controller interface

doc.getCurrentController()"

Yeah, sorry I was focused on the tuple() part and missed that you had made a change to that part too. But even when I change my code to this:

 
import Danny.OOo.OOoLib as OOoLib
import unohelper
import os.path
import glob
from com.sun.star.beans import PropertyValue
from array import array


L =  [ PropertyValue() for i in range(4)]


L[0].Name="FileName"
L[0].Value="file://home/ollie/Desktop/Screenshot.png"
L[1].Name="FilterName"
L[1].Value="<All formats>"
L[2].Name = "AsLink"
L[2].Value = False
L[3].Name="Style"
L[3].Value="Graphics"


desktop = OOoLib.getDesktop()
doc=desktop.getCurrentComponent()
dispatcher = OOoLib.getServiceManager().createInstance('com.sun.star.frame.DispatchHelper')
dispatcher.executeDispatch(doc.getCurrentController(), ".uno:InsertGraphic", "", 0, tuple(L))

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No image is inserted.

I have a document open in Writer as I run the script.
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markoilicCommented:
HI,

If you run the script without errors it is goog news. Now cgek your path to the picture yuu may need to add an extre slash to the path. I will check it later on the linux because I run script on the windows

"file:///home/ollie/Desktop/Screenshot.png"
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opikeAuthor Commented:
Yup - it was a missing slash. That makes it tough to troubleshoot when you don't get a message saying something to the effect of "file not found".

Thanks a lot for all your help - really appreciate it.
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