Python and Open Office

Greg Lindstrom gslindstrom at
Wed Sep 10 22:04:57 CEST 2008


I would like to create and manipulate Open Office documents using Python.  I
have found then UNO Python page and odfpy modules which seem to be exactly
what I need.  The odfpy manual is, to me, a confusing list of objects and
methods (it's an impressive list!), but does not have much in the way of how
to use them.  For example, I can open a spreadsheet and create new pages
(there's a nice example near the back of the manual) but I can't figure out
how to open an existing spreadsheet and list the names of the individual
sheets ("tabs").

I have written an application that access Microsoft Excel and creates
reports for work, but would like to create an Open Source version using Open
Office and release it to the community (and maybe get a talk at PyCon :-).

Is there someone here who can help me out, or is there an appropriate
mailing list for me to join?


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