[R] odfWeave error

Frank Lawrence cougar711 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 17 23:49:18 CET 2011

I am new to using odfWeave but I have encountered a problem running
both the example in the help file as well as another file.  I am not
sure how to correct the error.

First example:


filein <- 'c:\\my documents\\example01_in.odt'

fileout <- 'c:\\my documents\\example01.odt'

odfWeave(filein, fileout, control = odfWeaveControl(cleanup = T))


The system cannot find the path specified.

The system cannot find the drive specified.

Error: content.xml  does not seem to be XML, nor to identify a file name


> odfWeave(filein, fileout, control = odfWeaveControl(cleanup = T))

  Copying  c:\my documents\example01_in.odt

  Setting wd to  c:\temp\RtmpEhxqNx/odfWeave16110543541

  Unzipping ODF file using unzip -o "example01_in.odt"

c:\temp\RtmpEhxqNx\odfWeave16110543541>n:\reflect\tel-mgr /u


c:\temp\RtmpEhxqNx\odfWeave16110543541>cd \

  Removing  example01_in.odt

  Creating a Pictures directory

> Sys.info()

                     sysname                      release

                   "Windows"                         "XP"

                     version                     nodename

"build 2600, Service Pack 3"                 "OFPC5ZL4K1"

                     machine                        login

                       "x86"                   "flawren1"

                        user               effective_user

                  "flawren1"                   "flawren1"

> sessionInfo()

R version 2.14.0 (2011-10-31)

Platform: i386-pc-mingw32/i386 (32-bit)


[1] LC_COLLATE=English_United States.1252

[2] LC_CTYPE=English_United States.1252

[3] LC_MONETARY=English_United States.1252


[5] LC_TIME=English_United States.1252

attached base packages:

[1] grDevices datasets  splines   graphics  stats     tcltk     utils

[8] methods   base

other attached packages:

[1] odfWeave_0.7.17  XML_3.4-2.2      lattice_0.20-0   svSocket_0.9-51

[5] TinnR_1.0.3      R2HTML_2.2       Hmisc_3.8-3      survival_2.36-10

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):

[1] cluster_1.14.1 grid_2.14.0    svMisc_0.9-63  tools_2.14.0

Second Example:

demoFile <- system.file("examples", "simple.odt", package = "odfWeave")
outputFile <- gsub("simple.odt", "output.odt", demoFile)
odfWeave(demoFile, outputFile)

Same error; same session info

Frank Lawrence

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