Python & OpenOffice Spreadsheets

bobicanprogram icanbob at
Wed Nov 25 23:18:29 CET 2009

On Nov 23, 5:49 am, Gerhard Häring <g... at> wrote:
> Is there a *simple* way to read OpenOffice spreadsheets?
> Bonus: write them, too?
> I mean something like:
> doc.cells[0][0] = "foo"
> >From a quick look, pyodf offers little more than just using a XML parser
> directly.
> -- Gerhard

OO Calc has an HTML file feature for auto updating fields in a

I hacked together something for a talk a few years ago:

(See Open Office Calc demo section)
While it isn't Python code it should be easy enough to convert to


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