Officedown: template not knitting, read_docx error

Created on 20 Oct 2020  ·  3Comments  ·  Source: davidgohel/officedown

The template which one can open via the RStudio GUI (file --> new --> R Markdown --> Advanced Word Document) will not knit. I did not alter the document template at all; if I use Ctrl + Shift + k rmarkdown throws an error:

Quitting from lines 73-74 (officedown-word-doc-template.Rmd) 
Error: read_docx only support docx files

I just downloaded the package today using `install.packages("officedown") so it should be version 0.2.0 .

Here are the results of running sessionInfo():

[1] LC_COLLATE=English_United States.1252 
[2] LC_CTYPE=English_United States.1252   
[3] LC_MONETARY=English_United States.1252
[4] LC_NUMERIC=C                          
[5] LC_TIME=English_United States.1252    

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods  
[7] base     

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
 [1] Rcpp_1.0.5         digest_0.6.26      R6_2.4.1          
 [4] magrittr_1.5       officedown_0.2.0   evaluate_0.14     
 [7] zip_2.1.1          gdtools_0.2.2      rlang_0.4.8       
[10] uuid_0.1-4         xml2_1.3.2         rmarkdown_2.4     
[13] tools_4.0.3        officer_0.3.15.005 xfun_0.18         
[16] yaml_2.2.1         compiler_4.0.3     systemfonts_0.3.2 
[19] rvg_0.2.5          memoise_1.1.0      htmltools_0.5.0   
[22] knitr_1.30

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.


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Thanks, could you provide also the result of getwd()? Is there any blank space in it (as in "C:/blah blah")?

OK, I found the origin of the issue, it has been fixed in officer, not officedown. You will need to update officer from github until the new version is on CRAN:


Awesome! I installed the development versions of both officer and officedown, and knitting the example now works. Thank you !

I appreciate your help and the great packages you have written here.

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