I would like to open the QGIS Print layout by using Python.

I found some hints here:

QgsPrintLayout Setup from PyQGIS 3? PyQGIS - Managing print layouts

and here:


but unfortunately everywhere is the same problem. I am getting an error:

IndentationError: unexpected indent


and I don't really know how to solve it

My simple code looks like this:

project = QgsProject.instance()         
manager = project.layoutManager()       
layout = QgsPrintLayout(project)        
layoutName = "Strand_012"

#initializes default settings for blank print layout canvas


canvas = iface.mapCanvas()

I would like to open my map canvas in print layout and export it as PNG setting 170 Dpi resolution for it. How can I do it?

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1 Answer 1


Try to remove the leading spaces in each line.

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  • It looks like I am on the right track, but now I have an error: AttributeError: 'QgsPrintLayout' object has no attribute 'setname'
    – Geographos
    Commented Apr 14, 2021 at 10:38
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    it would be setName (capital N). Commented Apr 14, 2021 at 10:48
  • I have nowhere setName in my code
    – Geographos
    Commented Apr 14, 2021 at 10:54
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    Replace layout.setname(layoutName) (present in your code) with layout.setName(layoutName) You made a typo hence @MirandaKwon suggestion
    – ThomasG77
    Commented Apr 14, 2021 at 10:57

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