I'm a first time poster so please excuse any idiocies..

I'm a third year software design student and I am on my Industrial placement. I have been given the task of parsing 100's of word documents. I am required to extract the information stored in certain tables and export that data into an excel spreadsheet. To be honest, this is a totally foreign concept, I've done a little python programming before, I've got my hands on the o'reilly book Python Programming on Win32 which is useful, there is detail on manipulating word documents with COM, but there isn't any information on searching the word document..I have been researching this online for a week and I just can't seem to get any solid info/tutorials on this.

It shouldn't make much difference but the version on word I'm using is 2003.

I would really appreciate any help that can be offered as I'm pulling my hair out!