The Win32::OLE module provides OLE Automation capabilities to Perl. It is based on the OLE module distributed by ActiveState with their "Perl for Win32" port of Perl 5.003_07. Win32::OLE replaces the older OLE module, which is now considered obsolete. Win32::OLE is already included in the ActivePerl binary distribution. This module is compatible with Perl 5.004_01 and above. Compilation requires either Microsoft Visual C++ 4.2b or later, or Borland C++ version 4.02 or above. Do: perl Makefile.PL $make $make test $make install where $make is either "nmake" or "dmake". See the pod documentation for details of usage. The file NEWS.pod contains a history of user visible changes against the previous version. ***WARNING*** This version of the module contains ALPHA level support for OLE events. This support doesn't work yet for some OLE controls and the user interface is still subject to change!