Powerpoint and Word have extensive Applescript dictionaries.

Here's how to get the path of the folder of the current document in Word, and the name of the file:

  from appscript import *
  a = app("Microsoft Word")
  path = a.active_document.path()
  file = a.active_document.name()
  print path, file

MacPython/Microsoft Word (last edited 2008-11-15 13:59:46 by localhost)

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