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Python with COM - Get at your Office Data

Instructor: Christian Tismer, Web Master - Starship Python 

Managing office data in the Windows environment can be a difficult task. This tutorial uses COM and other data mangement tools to "get under the hood" of Microsoft Office applications for the purpose of structuring data in a suitable way. 

COM is a technology that Microsoft have developed to enable one piece of software to communicate with another piece of software on the Windows platform. Although, it tends to be complex and powerful, Python provides a straight-forward interface to COM. You can control Microsoft Word or Excel from Python. You can collect data from your Excel spreadsheet and easily manipulate it in Python. Find out how!