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Hi. Thanks for the help, Niklas.

First: Neither DlgAbout nor DlgBookmark under eLAIX node when installed as a user extension.

Second: I followed your advise and try to install eLAIX as a shared macro, but it didn't work 
either. I just summarize what I did so you can check I didn't make any mistake:

I'm running LibO 4.0 on Windows Vista 32 bits SP 2. I opened the extension manager through the GUI 
(Tools -> Extension manager) and uninstalled eLAIX. I closed LibO and downloaded the OXT file from 
the web into my user folder. I right-clicked on the Windows promt icon and selected 'Open as 
administrator'. The Windows prompt popped up in a new window. I executed 'unopkg add --shared 
c:/path/file.oxt' from the 'program' sub-folder of LibO (of course I changed the 'path' and 'file' 
generic names for the actual ones). Unopkg run without problems, printed a copy of the license and 
asked me to agree, which I did. It came out to the promt without error. I exited the administrator 
promt and started Write. The eLAIX extension was installed, but:
-gave the same error
-when checking the macros manager (Alt+F11), eLAIX was under the shared macros, but DlgAbout and/or 
DlgBookmark were still missing from the node.

No idea why the macros are being deleted, but hope this information could help to report a bug (I 
don't have the knowledge to report it properly). Thanks again everybody,

Sorry to hear that you are still having troubles with this.

So what that line of code is suppose to do is to load the dialogs in the 
library eLAIX so that they can be used by the program. For some reason 
this is not possible.

I've seen some problems with dialog libraries disappearing in some cases 
so let's see if we can pin down if this is what has happened.

Open Writer
Press Alt+F11
Press the button Edit in the dialog that appears
On the left side in the editor you have a tree structure, find eLAIX and 
expand that node
Do you see a DlgAbout or DlgBookmark there under?

We should probably try to formulate a bug report about vanishing dialog 
libraries (as well as basic libraries). I found it hard to formulate 
such a bug since I haven't found when it happens just that it happens 
some times, and I believe it's more and more frequent.

Just a thought, you could try to install the extension as a shared 
If it is installed as a shared extension then LibreOffice will need 
elevated rights to change the dialogs, which it should not have under 
normal circumstances. Of course this does not fix the actual problem but 
it might make it possible for you to use eLAIX without having to 
repeatedly reinstalling the extension each time the dialogs disappear.

Let us know if you need more information on how to install a shared 
extension, and in that case please let us know what operating system 
your using (Windows, Mac, some sort of Linux distribution ...)

Niklas Johansson

Joaquín Lameiro skrev 2013-08-12 13:56:
Seems it was not that easy to solve. The reinstallation of eLAIX worked the first time, but now 
I'm getting the same problem again. Besides the error message, LibO opens the Basic editor and 
outputs the macro, marking the line that is causing the problem. I copy the pertinent part of the 
output, and underline the specific line, which is actually 'DialogLibraries.LoadLibrary( "eLAIX" 
)' from the "Document related functions" section:


' Document related functions: Doc Open | Doc Metadata | Doc Check | Doc Export

function DocImport()

sub DocCheck()
dim oGraphic as object
dim oControl as object
dim sPath as string
dim sImgPath as string
dim oStructure as object
dim oSyncOutlines as object
dim oEmptyHeadings as object
dim oDoubleSpaces as object
dim oStatus as object
dim vState as integer

      'initialize dialog and elements
      DialogLibraries.LoadLibrary( "eLAIX" )
      goDlgCheck = CreateUnoDialog( DialogLibraries.eLAIX.DlgCheck )
      sPath = GetPackageDirURL("vnd.harryboldt.elaix")
      sImgPath = sPath & "/icons/dialog/check.png"
      oControl = goDlgCheck.getControl("imgLogo")
   oControl.getModel().ImageURL = ConvertToURL( sImgPath )

      'setting the dialog elements
      oStructure = goDlgCheck.getControl("chkStructure")
      oSyncOutlines = goDlgCheck.getControl("chkSyncOutlines")
      oEmptyHeadings = goDlgCheck.getControl("chkEmptyHeadings")
      oDoubleSpaces = goDlgCheck.getControl("chkDoubleSpaces")
      oStatus = goDlgCheck.getControl("txtStatus")
      oStatus.Text = "Please select check-options and then start the document check and 
      'get check-setting from document
      oStructure.State = GetInternalDocString("eLAIXCheckStructure")
      oSyncOutlines.State = GetInternalDocString("eLAIXCheckSyncOutlines")
      oEmptyHeadings.State =
      oDoubleSpaces.State = GetInternalDocString("eLAIXCheckDoubleSpaces")

end sub



Hi :)

Congrats on fixing it!  Sometimes it is worth pinpointing exactly what caused the problem but 
other times it is better to shrug it off and put it down to bad luck which you have now beaten 
(inshalla).  Maybe if it happens again it might be worth
   finding the cause?

Regards from
Tom :)


Thanks, Niklas and Fernand.

I just reinstalled once more eLAIX 4.0.3 and now it runs perfectly. Anyway, before reinstalling 
it, I check the BASIC macros and LibO had eLAIX there (under "My macros"), but, apparently, some 
of the paths were wrong. Maybe because I first installed eLAIX on LibO 4.1 and then downgrade to 
4.0? No idea, but still it works now, so thanks everybody!



Hi Joaquín

It sounds like the macro code is not located where the toolbar thinks
it's located or is missing.

If you press Alt+F11
Under My macros (Mina makron in Swedish) do you find a eLAIX?
if not do you see eLAIX under LibreOffice Macros
I did personally not have any issues installing and using the extension
on LibreOffice 4.0.4 on Windows 7 64-bit so it should be compatible with
that version.

Just to make sure, you have reinstalled the extension, in any case do it
again and see if you get any different result. Something might have gone
wrong when you upgraded that might be fixed by uninstalling and
reinstalling the extension.

Med vänlig hälsning
Niklas Johansson

Joaquín Lameiro skrev 2013-08-08 14:26:

I have installed the eLAIX extension for Libre Office and it won't work. No matter what action 
I try to perform, I get a message of this kind:
"BASIC runtime error.
An exception of
(the message occurs in Swedish, this is a quick translation).

I used eLAIX for Libre Office in other computers and systems, and it worked perfectly, so I 
have no idea what the problem might be.
This time, I am running Libre Office on Windows Vista 32 bits SP 2 and I've tried eLAIX 
versions 4.0.3 (current stable version) and 4.0.1 (first version supporting LibO 4.0). I had 
previously tried eLAIX 4.0.3 on LibO 4.1.0, and I thought the problem was due to eLAIX not 
supporting LibO 4.1, so I uninstalled LibO 4.1 and returned to 4.0. Anyway, the problem still 
the same: no matter what version of LibO or eLAIX I use, I get the above error message or 
something similar.

Could you give me a hand on this? Thanks for your kindness.

Best regards,

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