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.
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 you might need for your project. Feel free to comment if i have missed any python library that you think was worth mentioning.
xlrd is a library for reading data and formatting information from Excel files in the historical .xls format. This Python library can not support advanced filters, pivot tables, conditional formatting. Click here to learn more about this Python Library
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.
xlwings is open source and free, comes preinstalled with Anaconda and WinPython, and works on Windows and macOS. This library can be used to automate Excel via Python scripts or Jupyter Notebooks. You can call Python from Excel via macros, and write user-defined functions (UDFs are Windows-only).
XlsxWriter is a Python module that can be used to write text, numbers, formulas and hyperlinks. It can also be used 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.
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.Click here to learn more about this Python Library.
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.Click here to learn more about this Python Library.
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.Click here to learn more about this Python Library
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.Click here to learn more about this Python Library.
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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