jaraco.office provides facilities for working with Microsoft Offic applications (Word, Excel, etc) using the Win32 APIs. For cross-platform libraries that work directly with Office 2007 OpenOffice formats, see ParadocX and related packages.
jaraco.office is written by Jason R. Coombs. It is licensed under an MIT-style permissive license.
You can install it with easy_install jaraco.office, or from the mercurial repository with easy_install jaraco.office==dev.