9 Python Libraries for working with Microsoft Office Document

 Python programming language has an awesome community that is struggling to make things as simple as possible. who would think that there can be a python library for manipulating a Microsoft Office Document?

Python Libraries for Microsoft Office:-

There are different versions of the microsoft office document. Some of the popular are MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and many others. Python provides the best libraries that can help you modify these Microsoft documents very much easily.

Python libraies for Office Document

With the help of these python libraries for Microsoft office Document, one can easily modify these documents by just importing functions from the libraries that I will mention just in a while. You can do much more with these python libraries for Microsoft office documents than you can think of.

Below is the list of 9 python libraries for working with Microsoft Office documents that you might need for your project. Feel free to comment down if i have missed any python library that you think was worth mentioning. 

  1. xlrd

    xlrd is a library for reading data and formatting information from Excel files in the historical .xls format.Autofilters, advanced filters, pivot tables, conditional formatting, data validation Password-protected files are not supported and cannot be read by this library.

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  2. xlwt

    xlwt is a library for developers to use to generate spreadsheet files compatible with Microsoft Excel versions 95 to 2003. The package itself is pure Python with no dependencies on modules or packages outside the standard Python distribution.

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  3. xlwings

    xlwings is open source and free, comes preinstalled with Anaconda and WinPython, and works on Windows and macOS. Automate Excel via Python scripts or Jupyter notebooks, call Python from Excel via macros, and write user-defined functions (UDFs are Windows-only).

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  4. XlsxWriter

    XlsxWriter is a Python module that can be used to write text, numbers, formulas and hyperlinks to multiple worksheets in an Excel 2007+ XLSX file. It supports features such as formatting and many more. XlsxWriter is in 100% compatible Excel XLSX files. It can help you in Full formatting, Merged cells, Defined names, Chart, Autofilters, Data validation and drop down lists, Conditional formatting, Worksheet PNG/JPEG/GIF/BMP/WMF/EMF images, Rich multi-format strings, Cell comments, Textboxes, Integration with Pandas, and Memory optimization mode for writing large files.

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  5. unoconv

    unoconv which stands for Universal Office Converter (unoconv) is a command line tool to convert any document format that LibreOffice can import to any document format that LibreOffice can export. It makes use of the LibreOffice’s UNO bindings for non-interactive conversion of documents.

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  6. python-pptx

    python-pptx is a Python library for creating and updating PowerPoint (.pptx) files. A typical use would be generating a customized PowerPoint presentation from database content, downloadable by clicking a link in a web application. Several developers have used it to automate the production of presentation-ready engineering status reports based on information held in their work management system. It could also be used for making bulk updates to a library of presentations or simply to automate the production of a slide or two that would be tedious to get right by hand.

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  7. python-docx

    python-docx is a Python library for creating and updating Microsoft Word (.docx) files.

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  8. pyexcel

    pyexcel provides one application programming interface to read, manipulate and write data in various excel formats. This library makes information processing involving excel files an enjoyable task. The data in excel files can be turned into array or dict with minimal code and vice versa. This library focuses on data processing using excel files as storage media hence fonts, colors and charts were not and will not be considered.

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  9. python-docx-template

    python-docx-template has been created because python-docx is powerful for creating documents but not for modifying them. The idea is to begin to create an example of the document you want to generate with Microsoft word, it can be as complex as you want: pictures, index tables, footer, header, variables, anything you can do with word. Then, as you are still editing the document with Microsoft word, you insert jinja2-like tags directly in the document. You save the document as a .docx file (xml format) : it will be your .docx template file.

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Summary and Conclusion:-

These 9 Python Libraries for working with Microsoft Office Document will help you use to manipulate and find the different properties of the Microsoft files. If you have any questions please let me know in the comment section. If you are interested in another python tutorials please visit my youtube channel Code with Ali.

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