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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Python API for office applications

From: Tim Churches
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Python API for office applications
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 12:28:46 +1100
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Horst Herb wrote:
On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 18:59, Karsten Hilbert wrote:

What about making an open-office monitored document application


You could possibly make it C++ to python, or java to python , or maybe
soon they'll wrap their api in python.

Don't they already have that ? AbiWord has it, that much I

Yes, AbiWord has it, and so has OpenOffice (

I found the OO UNO-Python bridge a bit cumbersome to use.

And as slow as a wet weekend. We tried using it to programmatically create nicely formatted statistical tables, after struggling with DocBook and XSLT. It worked, sort of, but was unusably slow for our purposes. In the end we decided to tell users just to cut-and-paste HTML tables from their browser into their word processor and do the final formatting of the tables themselves.

Tim C

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