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It seems hackish, but based on this , the following works:

#!/usr/bin/python3
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
"""In Libreoffice 4, python3 is default, so this script needs to be python3 too
Unicode is just good practise
I guess this line is different on Windows."""

import uno
from pythonscript import ScriptContext
import sys

"""Libreoffice allows to run functions as macros, but in a script
executed from a shell, any function needs to be run, but we must
make sure it is not run twice in case it is run directly
from libreoffice -in that case, there are no arguments."""
def is_it_command_line():
if hasattr(sys, 'argv'):
run_all()

def connect_to_office():
"""We connect to libreoffice only when run externally.
If that is the case, XSCRIPTCONTEXT is not in global scope."""
if not 'XSCRIPTCONTEXT' in globals():
localContext = uno.getComponentContext()
resolver = localContext.ServiceManager.createInstanceWithContext(
'com.sun.star.bridge.UnoUrlResolver', localContext )
"""It is assumed libreoffice is run like this from a shell:
libreoffice "--accept=pipe,name=abraxas;urp;StarOffice.Servicemanager"
"""
client = resolver.resolve("uno:pipe,"
"name=abraxas;"
"urp;"
"StarOffice.ComponentContext")
global XSCRIPTCONTEXT
XSCRIPTCONTEXT = ScriptContext(client, None, None)

"""this is the macro that would be run firectly from libreoffice"""
def run_all():
connect_to_office()
oDoc = XSCRIPTCONTEXT.getDocument()
oSheet = oDoc.CurrentController.ActiveSheet
oCell = oSheet.getCellRangeByName("A1")
oCell.String = 'Hello world!'

is_it_command_line()


This scipt can be run both directly from inside Libreoffice and from the command line (in that case, libreoffice needs to be already running).

It seems hackish, but based on this , the following works:

#!/usr/bin/python3
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
"""In Libreoffice 4, python3 is default, so this script needs to be python3 too
Unicode is just good practise
I guess this line is different on Windows."""

import uno
from pythonscript import ScriptContext
import sys

"""Libreoffice allows to run functions as macros, but in a script
executed from a shell, any function needs to be run, but we must
make sure it is not run twice in case it is run directly
from libreoffice -in that case, there are no arguments."""
def is_it_command_line():
if hasattr(sys, 'argv'):
run_all()

def connect_to_office():
"""We connect to libreoffice only when run externally.
If that is the case, XSCRIPTCONTEXT is not in global scope."""
if not 'XSCRIPTCONTEXT' in globals():
localContext = uno.getComponentContext()
resolver = localContext.ServiceManager.createInstanceWithContext(
'com.sun.star.bridge.UnoUrlResolver', localContext )
"""It is assumed libreoffice is run like this from a shell:
libreoffice "--accept=pipe,name=abraxas;urp;StarOffice.Servicemanager"
"--accept=pipe,name=abraxas;urp;StarOffice.Servicemanager ~/test.ods"
"""
client = resolver.resolve("uno:pipe,"
"name=abraxas;"
"urp;"
"StarOffice.ComponentContext")
global XSCRIPTCONTEXT
XSCRIPTCONTEXT = ScriptContext(client, None, None)

"""this is the macro that would be run firectly from libreoffice"""
def run_all():
connect_to_office()
oDoc = XSCRIPTCONTEXT.getDocument()
"""I assume a calc file here, this prints Hello world to cell A1"""
oSheet = oDoc.CurrentController.ActiveSheet
oCell = oSheet.getCellRangeByName("A1")
oCell.String = 'Hello world!'

is_it_command_line()


This scipt can be run both directly from inside Libreoffice and from the command line (in that case, libreoffice needs to be already running).

It seems hackish, but based on this , the following works:

#!/usr/bin/python3
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
"""In Libreoffice 4, python3 is default, so this script needs to be python3 too
Unicode is just good practise
I guess this line is different on Windows."""

import uno
from pythonscript import ScriptContext
import sys

"""Libreoffice allows to run functions as macros, but in a script
executed from a shell, any function needs to be run, but we must
make sure it is not run twice in case it is run directly
from libreoffice -in that case, there are no arguments."""
def is_it_command_line():
if hasattr(sys, 'argv'):
run_all()

def connect_to_office():
"""We connect to libreoffice only when run externally.
If that is the case, XSCRIPTCONTEXT is not in global scope."""
if not 'XSCRIPTCONTEXT' in globals():
localContext = uno.getComponentContext()
resolver = localContext.ServiceManager.createInstanceWithContext(
'com.sun.star.bridge.UnoUrlResolver', localContext )
"""It is assumed libreoffice is run like this from a shell:
libreoffice "--accept=pipe,name=abraxas;urp;StarOffice.Servicemanager ~/test.ods"
"""
client = resolver.resolve("uno:pipe,"
"name=abraxas;"
"urp;"
"StarOffice.ComponentContext")
global XSCRIPTCONTEXT
XSCRIPTCONTEXT = ScriptContext(client, None, None)

"""this is the macro that would be run firectly from libreoffice"""
def run_all():
connect_to_office()
oDoc = XSCRIPTCONTEXT.getDocument()
"""I assume a calc file here, this prints Hello world to cell A1"""
oSheet = oDoc.CurrentController.ActiveSheet
oCell = oSheet.getCellRangeByName("A1")
oCell.String = 'Hello world!'

is_it_command_line()


This scipt can be run both directly from inside Libreoffice and from the command line (in that case, libreoffice needs to be already running).running). Something like this works for me:

#!/bin/bash
libreoffice "--accept=pipe,name=abraxas;urp;StarOffice.Servicemanager" ~/Desktop/test.ods &
sleep 3 # we need to wait till libreoffice starts, 3 seconds is more than enough for my computer but it YMMV
~/.config/libreoffice/4/user/Scripts/python/your_macro.py


Do not forget to make this file executable.

It seems hackish, but based on this , the following works:

#!/usr/bin/python3
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
"""In Libreoffice 4, python3 is default, so this script needs to be python3 too
Unicode is just good practise
I guess this line is different on Windows."""

import uno
from pythonscript import ScriptContext
import sys

def connect_to_office():
"""We connect to libreoffice only when run externally.
If that is the case, XSCRIPTCONTEXT is not in global scope."""
if not 'XSCRIPTCONTEXT' in globals():
localContext = uno.getComponentContext()
resolver = localContext.ServiceManager.createInstanceWithContext(
'com.sun.star.bridge.UnoUrlResolver', localContext )
"""It is assumed libreoffice is run like this from a shell:
libreoffice "--accept=pipe,name=abraxas;urp;StarOffice.Servicemanager ~/test.ods"
"""
client = resolver.resolve("uno:pipe,"
"name=abraxas;"
"urp;"
"StarOffice.ComponentContext")
global XSCRIPTCONTEXT
XSCRIPTCONTEXT = ScriptContext(client, None, None)

"""this is the macro that would be run firectly from libreoffice"""
def run_all():
connect_to_office()
oDoc = XSCRIPTCONTEXT.getDocument()
"""I assume a calc file here, this prints Hello world to cell A1"""
oSheet = oDoc.CurrentController.ActiveSheet
oCell = oSheet.getCellRangeByName("A1")
oCell.String = 'Hello world!'

"""Libreoffice allows to run functions as macros, but in a script
executed from a shell, any function needs to be run, but we must
make sure it is not run twice in case it is run directly
from libreoffice -in that case, there are no arguments."""
def is_it_command_line():
libreoffice."""
if hasattr(sys, 'argv'):
__name__ == "__main__":
run_all()

def connect_to_office():
"""We connect to libreoffice """Make only when run externally.
If that is this macro visible to libreoffice UI.
I.e., it hides connecto_to_office macro.
The comma at the case, XSCRIPTCONTEXT is not in global scope."""
if not 'XSCRIPTCONTEXT' in globals():
localContext = uno.getComponentContext()
resolver = localContext.ServiceManager.createInstanceWithContext(
'com.sun.star.bridge.UnoUrlResolver', localContext )
"""It is assumed libreoffice is run like this from a shell:
libreoffice "--accept=pipe,name=abraxas;urp;StarOffice.Servicemanager ~/test.ods"
"""
client = resolver.resolve("uno:pipe,"
"name=abraxas;"
"urp;"
"StarOffice.ComponentContext")
global XSCRIPTCONTEXT
XSCRIPTCONTEXT = ScriptContext(client, None, None)

"""this is the macro that would be run firectly from libreoffice"""
def run_all():
connect_to_office()
oDoc = XSCRIPTCONTEXT.getDocument()
"""I assume a calc file here, this prints Hello world to cell A1"""
oSheet = oDoc.CurrentController.ActiveSheet
oCell = oSheet.getCellRangeByName("A1")
oCell.String = 'Hello world!'

is_it_command_line()
end is important."""
g_exportedScripts = run_all,


This scipt can be run both directly from inside Libreoffice and from the command line (in that case, libreoffice needs to be already running). Something like this works for me:

#!/bin/bash
libreoffice "--accept=pipe,name=abraxas;urp;StarOffice.Servicemanager" ~/Desktop/test.ods &
sleep 3 # we need to wait till libreoffice starts, 3 seconds is more than enough for my computer but it YMMV
~/.config/libreoffice/4/user/Scripts/python/your_macro.py


Do not forget to make this file executable.

It seems hackish, but based on this , the following works:

#!/usr/bin/python3
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
"""In Libreoffice 4, python3 is default, so this script needs to be python3 too
Unicode is just good practise
I guess this line is different on Windows."""

import uno
from pythonscript import ScriptContext
import sys

def connect_to_office():
"""We connect to libreoffice only when run externally.
If that is the case, XSCRIPTCONTEXT is not in global scope."""
if not 'XSCRIPTCONTEXT' in globals():
localContext = uno.getComponentContext()
resolver = localContext.ServiceManager.createInstanceWithContext(
'com.sun.star.bridge.UnoUrlResolver', localContext )
"""It is assumed libreoffice is run like this from a shell:
libreoffice "--accept=pipe,name=abraxas;urp;StarOffice.Servicemanager "--accept=pipe,name=some_name;urp;StarOffice.Servicemanager ~/test.ods"
"""
client = resolver.resolve("uno:pipe,"
"name=abraxas;" "name=some_name;"
"urp;"
"StarOffice.ComponentContext")
global XSCRIPTCONTEXT
XSCRIPTCONTEXT = ScriptContext(client, None, None)

"""this is the macro that would be run firectly from libreoffice"""
def run_all():
connect_to_office()
oDoc = XSCRIPTCONTEXT.getDocument()
"""I assume a calc file here, this prints Hello world to cell A1"""
oSheet = oDoc.CurrentController.ActiveSheet
oCell = oSheet.getCellRangeByName("A1")
oCell.String = 'Hello world!'

"""Libreoffice allows to run functions as macros, but in a script
executed from a shell, any function needs to be run, but we must
make sure it is not run twice in case it is run directly
from libreoffice."""
if __name__ == "__main__":
run_all()
"""Make only this macro visible to libreoffice UI.
I.e., it hides connecto_to_office macro.
The comma at the end is important."""
g_exportedScripts = run_all,


This scipt can be run both directly from inside Libreoffice and from the command line (in that case, libreoffice needs to be already running). Something like this works for me:

#!/bin/bash
libreoffice "--accept=pipe,name=abraxas;urp;StarOffice.Servicemanager" "--accept=pipe,name=some_name;urp;StarOffice.Servicemanager" ~/Desktop/test.ods &
sleep 3 # we need to wait till libreoffice starts, 3 seconds is more than enough for my computer but it YMMV
~/.config/libreoffice/4/user/Scripts/python/your_macro.py


Do not forget to make this file executable.