Python & OpenOffice Spreadsheets

Paul Rudin paul.nospam at
Sat Nov 28 11:14:39 CET 2009

r <rt8396 at> writes:

> On Nov 23, 4:49 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
> I find the syntax far to complicated than it should be. Here is an
> example just to insert some text..

[employing weapons of mass snippage]

It's true that it's a hassle, but the boiler plate stuff can be stuck in
a function and then forgotton about really.

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