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A Python package to create/manipulate OpenDocumentFormat files.

Project description


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

a simple example:

from ezodf import newdoc, Paragraph, Heading, Sheet

odt = newdoc(doctype='odt', filename='text.odt')
odt.body += Heading("Chapter 1")
odt.body += Paragraph("This is a paragraph.")

ods = newdoc(doctype='ods', filename='spreadsheet.ods')
sheet = Sheet('SHEET', size=(10, 10))
ods.sheets += sheet
sheet['A1'].set_value("cell with text")
sheet['C3'].set_value(100, currency='USD')
sheet['D4'].formula = "of:=SUM([.B2];[.C3])"
pi = sheet[1, 1].value

for more examples see: /examples folder


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

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


with easy_install:

easy_install ezodf

with pip:

pip install ezodf

or from source:

python install


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Version 0.2.1 - 06 February 2011

  • Alpha version
  • added basic spreadsheet support
  • Spreadsheet: added sheet, row, column and cell management

Version 0.2.0 - 18 January 2011

  • Alpha version
  • create new empty odt, ods, odp, odg file
  • added template support - can create ott, ots, otp, otg files
  • open documents - ezodf.opendoc(filename)
  • create new documents - ezdof.newdoc(doctype, filename, template)
  • Text: added Paragraph, Heading, Span, Hyperlink, List, Section objects

Version 0.1.0 - 02 January 2011

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

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