Word Perfect integration

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Thu Aug 18 22:19:33 CEST 2011


On 8/18/2011 3:24 PM, Ethan Furman wrote:
> Alec Taylor wrote:
>> wow, people still use WordPerfect?
>
> Them's fightin' words right there! :)
>
> Yes, we still use Word Perfect, and will as long as it is available. The
> ability to see the codes in use (bold, margins, columns, etc) has so far
> been unequaled in anything else I have looked at.

Definitely. I did a book with WP and periodically went through with 
codes revealed to delete any junk and got the camera-ready copy I 
wanted. I have recently used OpenO modeled after MSO and occasionally 
get frustrated when I cannot see what it actually inserts, to explain 
why it does not behave as expected.

That aside, if you are on Windows, check the list archives for 'office 
automation' or somesuch. If WP has the standard API, I believe the 
answer is to use the PythonWin extensions, included with the ActiveState 
Python distribution and available on SourceForge.
There is a windows module includes in the stdlib, but I do not know if 
it has enough.

-- 
Terry Jan Reedy




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