Python and Open Office

Marco Bizzarri marco.bizzarri at
Wed Sep 10 22:08:17 CEST 2008

On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 10:04 PM, Greg Lindstrom <gslindstrom at> wrote:
> Hello,
> 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?

Ciao, Greg.

you should check with the mailing list; I think what
you are looking for is the api mailing list for openoffice; you could
try to get the developers guide and the SDK, and check
it (but it is not a little work)


> Thanks
> --greg
> --

Marco Bizzarri

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