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In the News

  • Guide van Rossum, the creator of Python, "decided that retirement was boring" and joined Microsoft: Twitter
  • "Excel: Why using Microsoft's tool caused Covid-19 results to be lost": BBC News
  • Python 3.9: Cool New Features for You to Try: RealPython
  • Anaconda Individual Edition 2020.11 is out with xlwings 0.20.8 on board: Anaconda

xlwings: New Features

  • Added proper support for Excel tables
  • Get and set the text of shapes like Text Boxes or Rectangles via myshape.text
  • Easy export to PDF via mybook.to_pdf()
  • Better image quality when working with Matplotlib plots
  • You can now get the calling xlwings range object of a UDF by providing "caller" as an argument, see:
  • Many bug fixes including:
    • Hiding the app on macOS works now
    • Preventing zombie processes when calling app.quit() on Windows
    • The ShowConsole setting now works properly also with Conda environments
    • Workbooks stored on OneDrive don't cause troubles anymore.

xlwings PRO: New Features

  • pandas DataFrames can easily be synced with Excel tables via mytable.update(df)
  • xlwings Reports now supports Excel tables (useful as dynamic chart source and to style tables with striped rows), see:
  • xlwings Reports now allows you to make use of template placeholders in the text part of shapes like Text Boxes or Rectangles, see:
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xltrail: New Features

xltrail, our Git-based version control system for Excel workbooks, is now also tracking:
  • CustomUI: This is the XML file that defines the layout of ribbon add-ins. The screenshot below shows a recent change in the xlwings ribbon.
  • Cell notes and comments.
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