Python Programming/MS Word

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Microsoft Word documents of the .docx format can be created or changed using python-docx 3rd party module.

The .doc format can be worked with on Windows using PyWin32 via COM interface, provided Word is installed. An example:

import win32com.client
wordapp = win32com.client.gencache.EnsureDispatch("Word.Application")
# wordapp.Visible = False
worddoc = wordapp.Documents.Open(r"C:\MyFile.doc")
wdFormatHTML = 8
worddoc.SaveAs(r"C:\MyFile.html", FileFormat=wdFormatHTML)
worddoc.ActiveWindow.Close()
# wordapp.Application.Quit(-1) - No need to quit; Word quits when its last window is closed

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