Sorry for taking two days to respond, I should take some time to setup the notifications when someone replies to me...
I was hoping for both internal documentation and a book which I can follow along for ideas. Thank you both for this.
Thank you for the information about the Beta. I will apply and hopefully there is a slot available.
If I open a sample file first, Pythonista will not crash. Thank you for the solution.
It sounds like the book is what I'm searching for and I'll have a look at it. Thank you.
I had tried the iOS version but I couldn't find the the "Feature Filter (http://ark.intel.com/Search/Advanced) which is built in to the web app. If you select options in the left frame and hit the "Search", there is an "Export Data" on the top right. I was able to open the document in Office 2010 but not on the iPad.
I can always upload the file I was working with if anyone wants to see what happens.
This is just one example of the file conversions I would like to automate and I think (hope) it shouldn't be too difficult as a "first project".
It's been 17 years since I've written anything significant and most of what I did was in DBase, C+ and some Pascal. I figure it's a matter of reading the documentation and examining code to see how everything works together.
I see so many of you helping others like myself and it is inspiring and when I have an understanding of all this, I want to do the same.
Thank you all for the help and I hope I haven't missed anything.