[squeak-dev] Squeak interface to microsoft app automation?

Herbert K├Ânig herbertkoenig at gmx.net
Wed Jul 24 21:47:21 UTC 2019

Hi Tim,

my old brain squeaked "there was something"....

http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/3773may be a starting point.

I think it was used to access old technology (com, ole (reaaly, Windows
3.1)) through a more modern technology or the other way round.

Or it might be an alternative to use AutoHotkey to automate windows to
open all word docs and save them as rtf and excel to csv. If you touch
Windows that is. I went that way (by only working with rtf from Squeak
and manually open them in Word and save as doc) decades ago when I
needed to create Word quality reports.



Am 24.07.2019 um 23:24 schrieb tim Rowledge:
>> On 2019-07-24, at 1:58 PM, Jakob Reschke <forums.jakob at resfarm.de> wrote:
>> Hi Tim,
>> What specifically are you looking for?
> Ultimately nothing more than a way to extract text etc from Word docs or PDFs, that sort of thing; tables from spreadsheets too I guess.
> VW has a whole COM/OLE system that certainly can be used to do the job, but simpler paths to the same end would be just fine by me.
>> The reference of a particular technology? An existing Squeak binding to any of them? Some guides that help to choose a tool to achieve a goal you have in mind?
> All of the above really; I haven't paid any attention to what microsoft does with stuff for a very long time so I don't even really know good search terms right now. Is COM still the thing or have they come up with some other acronym? Is there a completely different mechanism out there? Is there anything that might even be cross platform? Something chocolate favoured?
> tim
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