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GMK:

Thanks for posting this 'updated' version of the OOCalc UDF?

I can confirm that your demo file works well in the current stable Apache OpenOffice v 3.4.1 version.

It did not report any errors. I am sure there will be a use for this script. :thumbsup:

Again, Many thanks for sharing.

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Very usefull UDF and example

Thanks for sharing


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I've tried to run the example but get the following error:

OOoCalc.au3 (3151) : ==> Variable must be of type "Object".:
Local $oSM = ObjCreate("com.sun.star.ServiceManager"), $oReturn = $oSM.Bridge_GetStruct("com.sun.star.beans.PropertyValue")
Local $oSM = ObjCreate("com.sun.star.ServiceManager"), $oReturn = $oSM^ ERROR
>Exit code: 1    Time: 2.335
 

Any help would be appreciated.

Dick Williams

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Do you have OpenOffice installed?

EdIt: Or LibreOffice?

Edited by BrewManNH

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Unfortunately, I'm unable to test on Windows 8.  Can anyone else with  Windows 8 run the example successfully?

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Just a suggestion, add some error checking to the UDF functions because currently there's practically none. That error wouldn't have crashed the script if there was a check to see if $oSM was an object prior to trying to use it as one.

@DickWms - Have you tried running the script as a 32 bit process instead of a 64 bit one?


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Thank you for the suggestion.  I have now tried the Run Script (x86) option but get the same error message.

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Without OOo or Libre installed, it's from the first call to _OOoCalcBookNew, as soon as it hits that it jumps to the function __OOoCalcSetPropertyValue which causes the error to appear. I'm guessing, and only a guess, that DickWms is seeing the same thing.


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I just get through the line: MsgBox(64 + 262144, $sTitle, "Create a new Book")

The error seems to be called by the line: $oCalc = _OOoCalcBookNew() ;Create test file

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I've tried the latest version.  Here are the first few lines of the error messages I get.

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>"C:Program Files (x86)AutoIt3SciTE..autoit3.exe" /ErrorStdOut "C:Usersdickw_000Desktopnew autoitOOoCalc_Demo.au3"
--> OOoCalc.au3 V2.1.0 Error from function _OOoCalcBookNew ($_OOoCalcStatus_GeneralError - Unable to create service manager object)
--> OOoCalc.au3 V2.1.0 Error from function _OOoCalcSheetList ($_OOoCalcStatus_InvalidDataType - Invalid Calc object)
--> OOoCalc.au3 V2.1.0 Error from function _OOoCalcSheetNameSet ($_OOoCalcStatus_InvalidDataType - Invalid Calc object)
--> OOoCalc.au3 V2.1.0 Error from function _OOoCalcWriteCell ($_OOoCalcStatus_InvalidDataType - Invalid Calc object)
--> OOoCalc.au3 V2.1.0 Error from function _OOoCalcCellSetColors ($_OOoCalcStatus_InvalidDataType - Invalid Calc object)
--> OOoCalc.au3 V2.1.0 Error from function _OOoCalcWriteCell ($_OOoCalcStatus_InvalidDataType - Invalid Calc object)

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Unfortunately, I don't have a Windows 8 machine with OpenOffice 3.4.1.  Have you tried re-installing (possibly after uninstalling) OpenOffice?  (EDIT: Make sure you do a full install, in case there are some components missing at the moment.)  There sounds like something different going on with Windows 8 that doesn't allow the UNO objects to be created.

If that doesn't work (and I know this might be asking a bit much), would it be possible to download and install LibreOffice 4.1 and test with that?

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I just stumbled upon a possible cause of the problem.  It's possible that there could be a class permissions issue, in which case you'd have to go to the Component Services administrative tool.  I'm guessing you'll want to look for OpenOffice Service Manager, or something similar.

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Success -  I uninstalled Office 3.4.1 and installed Office 4.0.0.

OOoCalc_Demo.au3 sems to run just fine now.

Thank you for your help.

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If I may make a suggestion... It would extremely helpful if you could add the $fVisible parameter into _OOoCalcBookOpen so that we can open the book hidden just as we are able to in the _ExcelBookOpen. This makes a world of difference if someone just wants to write data to a file without actually showing the file.


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I don't believe that option is possible with OOo because OOo's interface doesn't support it.


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