parsing MS word docs -- tutorial request

Mike Driscoll kyosohma at
Wed Oct 29 15:11:39 CET 2008

On Oct 29, 4:32 am, Okko Willeboordsed <okko.willeboor... at>
> Get a copy of;  Python Programming on Win32, ISBN 1-56592-621-8
> Use Google and VBA for help
> bp.tralfamad... at wrote:
> > All,
> > I am trying to write a script that will parse and extract data from a
> > MS Word document.  Can / would anyone refer me to a tutorial on how to
> > do that?  (perhaps from tables).  I am aware of, and have downloaded
> > the pywin32 extensions, but am unsure of how to proceed -- I'm not
> > familiar with the COM API for word, so help for that would also be
> > welcome.
> > Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks for your attention and
> > patience.
> > ::bp::

Also check out MSDN as the win32 module is a thin wrapper so most of
the syntax on MSDN or in VB examples can be directly translated to
Python. There's also a PyWin32 mailing list which is quite helpful:


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