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A Python package to create/manipulate OpenDocumentFormat files.

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ezodf is a Python package to create new or open existing OpenDocumentFormat files to extract, add, modify or delete document data.

a simple example (doesn’t work yet):

import ezodf

ods = ezodf.ODS('testspreadsheet.ods')
sheet = ezodf.Spreadsheet(ods, 'SHEET')
sheet[0, 0] = ezodf.Cell("Textcell")

for more examples see: /examples folder


  • lxml <> for painless serialisation with prefixe declaration (xlmns:prefix=”global:namespace:specifier”) in the root element, and declarations for unused prefixes are also possible.

The target platform is Python 3.1+, no Python 2 support planned at this time.


with pip:

pip install ezodf

or from source:

python install


run tests


on Windows:



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Version 0.1.0 - 02 Januar 2011

  • Pre-Alpha version
  • open/saveas ODF documents
  • modify meta data

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