xlwt 0.7.3 released!

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Tue Feb 21 10:18:16 CET 2012

Hi All,

I'm pleased to announce the release of xlwt 0.7.3. This release is long 
overdue and has been over 2.5 years in the making!

The highlights:

- Added user_set and best_fit attributes to Column class.

- Fixed an "[Errno 0] Error" raised when Worksheet.flush_row_data() was 
called after Workbook.save()

- Fixed an error on Windows that occurred when writing large blocks to 

- Added the ability to write rich text cells

- Fixed a bug when writing MULBLANK records on big-endian platforms.

- allow the active_pane on worksheets to be specified

- added support for zoom (magn) factors and improved possibilities when 
generating split panes

For a full list of the changes, please see the svn log:


I've currently only put up .tar.gz sdists, if anyone requires anything 
else, please explain why and I'll be happy to add!



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