Python + OpenOffice Calc

Chris Colbert sccolbert at gmail.com
Wed Mar 31 22:38:04 CEST 2010


On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 4:21 PM, bobicanprogram <icanbob at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mar 31, 2:47 am, Tracubik <affdfsdfds... at b.com> wrote:
> > Hi all!
> > i'm giving away to a friend of mine that have a garage (he repair car) my
> > old computer. He will use it essentialy to create estimates of the work
> > via an ods file (i've made a simple ods file to be filled with the cost
> of
> > materials and a description of the work).
> > He's totally new with computer and have difficult to fill the ods file,
> so
> > i'ld like to create a simple python program that help him to introduce
> the
> > data in to the ods file via a simple gui.
> > So what i'm looking for is a way in python to insert data in a particular
> > cell of the ods file and possibly to save it and print it when it's full
> > filled with data.
> >
> > the guy is similar to this:
> >
> > 3 fields: quantity - description of the piece bought - price
> >
> > a way to add a new "line" if needed (for a new piece entry) similar to
> the
> > "add rule" in evolution
> >
> > 1 text field for the description of the work + 1 field for the price of
> > the work
> >
> > and off course a way to insert this data in to the ods file via python
> >
> > Any hints/tutorial/info?
> >
> > thanks
> > Nico
>
>
> OOcalc supports a little known feature whereby data can be
> automatically sync'd between the spreadsheet and an HTML table.   A
> few years ago I did up a demo of this in action using Tcl/Tk (http://
> www.icanprogram.com/hosug).  It should not be too hard to port this
> idea to Python.
>
> bob
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if he cant click on a cell in oocalc, what makes you think he'll be able to
use your program?
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