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Issue inserting graphic into Openoffice writer document using python

Posted on 2010-11-25
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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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Question by:opike
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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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by:opike
ID: 34220785
"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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by:markoilic
ID: 34221450
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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by:opike
ID: 34221915
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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