win32com.client documentation?

Tim Roberts timr at
Thu Oct 25 08:28:05 CEST 2007

Mark Morss <mfmorss at> wrote:
>I want to be able to script the creation of Excel spreadsheets and
>Word documents, interract with Access data bases, and so forth.

Empirically, the best way to do this (for me, at least) is to Google for
examples.  There are a few simple rules to learn on how to map the Visual
Basic and C++ COM examples you typically find into Python equivalents. Once
you've seen them once, it becomes pretty natural.

There are a few more esoteric topics (like indexed properties) that require
more exploration, and the pywin32 mailing list is absolutely invaluable for
those occasions.
Tim Roberts, timr at
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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