[Tutor] Help with creating a Python file for Report Generation

Magnus Lyckå magnus@thinkware.se
Wed Apr 9 20:19:01 2003

KKGOLFER@aol.com wrote:
>Does anyone have a Python file already created that generates a 
>report.......I need to copy tables and graphs out an Excel workbook and 
>place them each individually into PowerPoint slides (same 
>file).........I'm a newbie at this with no programming background. I can 
>tailor files reasonably well, but starting from scratch....not there yet.

I fear this might be a bit beyond newbie level. Working
with Microsoft applications isn't trivial...

I think you need lots of slides to save time by
developing a programmed solution, and if you are
just working with transfer from Excel to PowerPoint,
you might be better off doing this in VBA...

Of course, this deppends a bit on how your Excel data
looks. If it's very regular, it might be less tricky to
automate, but if it's sometimes data here, and sometimes
data there...you will have a lot of things that you
need to describe in your program.

For details on how to work with windows applications
in Python, you might be more successful asking the
gurus at the win32 mailing list. See: