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[docs]def hash_password(plaintext_password=''): """ Create a password hash from a given string for protecting a worksheet only. This will not work for encrypting a workbook. This method is based on the algorithm provided by Daniel Rentz of OpenOffice and the PEAR package Spreadsheet_Excel_Writer by Xavier Noguer <>. See also """ password = 0x0000 for idx, char in enumerate(plaintext_password, 1): value = ord(char) << idx rotated_bits = value >> 15 value &= 0x7fff password ^= (value | rotated_bits) password ^= len(plaintext_password) password ^= 0xCE4B return str(hex(password)).upper()[2:]