[ubuntu-uk] Open office & python as an Ms office alternative.

Simon Greenwood sfgreenwood at gmail.com
Tue Aug 7 20:14:13 UTC 2012

On 7 August 2012 19:44, Dave Hanson <dave at hansonforensics.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> Lots of people are forced to use vba  and Ms office at work for various
> reasons. (I am at least)
> Can we use python and open office?
> Does anyone use any other ’all in one’ package that can achieve the same
> results as the boss expects in excel or access?
> OpenOffice/LibreOffice has a VBA compatible scripting language which I
found easier to get started with and to extend as you have the advantage of
being able to generate macros and then edit them. The python API is still
more of pain than it needs to be - have a look at the example here:

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