Status and License
``openpack`` provides base functionality for working with the `Open
Office XML (OOXML) <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Office_Open_XML>`_
format in Python.
``openpack`` is Copyright (c) 2010 by YouGov Plc. and released
under the OSI MIT License.
Openpack is a base library for OpenXML documents. It's used by the `paradocx
<http://bitbucket.org/yougov/paradocx>`_ and `Xlsxcessive
Openpack includes two utilities for working with OpenXML documents from the
command-line, `part-edit` and `zip-listdir`.
`zip-listdir` isn't specific to OpenXML, and will work on any zip file.
However, since OpenXML documents are themselves zip files, it's useful to have
when working with OpenXML::
> zip-listdir ..\paradocx\data.docx
`zip-listdir` lists the files and directories and can be used to list
sub-directories as well::
> zip-listdir ..\paradocx\data.docx/word
While `zip-listdir` enables inspecting the structure of the zip content of
an OpenXML document, `part-edit` facilitates editing the various parts of
those documents using the client's text editor. For example, to edit the
`word/document.xml` as found in data.docx from the previous example, simply
> part-edit ..\paradocx\data.docx/word/document.xml
The program will attempt to use the default text editor to edit the file. If
the default editor is not sufficient, the user may specify an editor by
setting either XML_EDITOR or EDITOR environment variables.
`part-edit` will parse the zip file, locate the content within the zip file,
extract that content to a temporary file, and then open that content in an
editor. After the editor is closed, if the file was changed, the zip file
will be updated with the new content.
The user may pass the optional `--reformat-xml`, in which case the XML will
be pretty-formatted for easier human readability.
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