Adding Worksheets to an Excel Workbook

wesley chun wescpy at
Thu Oct 12 02:19:41 CEST 2006

> just a small OT question coming from a linux openoffice
> system...
> Does there exist something similar for powerpoint? Would be
> nice, if anybody can direct me to more examples...


see below for a PP example.  you mentioned you were coming from a
linux OOo system... are you trying to do COM stuff with OOo?  i'm not
familiar with it, but since they do support
some level of VB-like scripting, i don't believe it's out of the question.

one thing that i did forget to mention in my earlier message is that i
use static dispatch for these apps.  if you did not go and run the
makepy utility, you would have to use dynamic dispatch, start your
apps with win32com.client.Dispatch(), or, using the same import
statement as below, win32.Dispatch().

anyway, here is pretty much the same script as i sent earlier but for
PowerPoint instead of Excel (the book has small examples for each of
Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook):

# based on ppoint.pyw in Core Python Programming, 2nd ed

from time import sleep
import win32com.client as win32

def ppoint():
    ppoint = win32.gencache.EnsureDispatch('PowerPoint.Application')
    pres = ppoint.Presentations.Add()
    ppoint.Visible = True

    s1 = pres.Slides.Add(1, win32.constants.ppLayoutText)
    s1a = s1.Shapes[0].TextFrame.TextRange
    s1a.Text = 'Python-to-PowerPoint Demo'
    s1b = s1.Shapes[1].TextFrame.TextRange
    for i in range(3, 8):
        s1b.InsertAfter("Line %d\r\n" % i)
    s1b.InsertAfter("\r\nTh-th-th-that's all folks!")


if __name__=='__main__':

-- wesley
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