Python, COM & Excel

Thomas Guettler pan-newsreader at
Mon Jan 20 18:52:17 CET 2003

On Sat, 18 Jan 2003 08:02:51 +0100, DP wrote:

> Hello all,
> I'm doing some work with Python, & COM integration (win32all v. 1.52
> installed with Pthon 2.2.2). I'm having a difficult time getting
> started. Some of the functions/objects I expect will work don't, others
> work in unexpected ways. I'd very much appreciate pointers, sample
> scripts, etc. from individuals who have had better luck with Python &
> Excel integration. I'm working primarily with Excel 2000 and MS Word. I
> hope to be able to figure things out myself later, pointers will be
> appreciated.

There is a different way to combine MS-Office and Python: XML.
Write yourself a small SAX parser and change the things you want to
change and then write it back to XML. 


Thomas Guettler <guettli at>

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