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Download Aspose.PDF for Python via .NET for Portable Document Format Processing

Aspose.PDF for Python via .NET, PDF Processing API that allows the developers to work with PDF documents without needing Microsoft Office® or Adobe Acrobat Automation. You can easily use Aspose.PDF for Python via .NET from pip with the following command.


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General PDF Features

  • Supports most established PDF standards and PDF specifications.
  • Ability to read & export PDFs in multiple image formats including BMP, GIF, JPEG & PNG.
  • Set basic information (e.g. author, creator) of the PDF document.
  • Configure PDF Page properties (e.g. width, height, cropbox, bleedbox etc.).
  • Set page numbering, bookmark level, page sizes etc.
  • Ability to work with text, paragraphs, headings, hyperlinks, graphs, attachments etc.

Supported PDF versions

Aspose.PDF for Python supports PDF versions 1.2 - 1.7. We also support PDF 2.0.

Conversion Features

Read & Write PDF & Other Formats

Fixed Layout: PDF, XPS
eBook: EPUB
Markup: HTML, XML
Typesetting: TeX
Vector Graphics: SVG

Save PDF Documents As

Microsoft Word®: DOC, DOCX
Microsoft Excel®: XLS, XLSX
Microsoft PowerPoint®: PPTX
Metadata: EMF
eBook: MobiXML (MOBI)
Text: TXT

Read Formats

Metafile: CGM
Printer: PCL
Electronic Publishing: PS
Stylesheet: XSLFO
Markdown: MD
Archive: MHT

Package Features

  • Add, search, extract and replace text in PDF files.
  • Add/delete, extract and replace images.
  • Insert, delete, split PDF pages.
  • Set and get XMP metadata.
  • Validate (PDF/A-1a, PDF/A-1b).
  • Work with bookmarks, annotations, PDF forms, stamps, watermarks and more.

Supported File Formats

The following table indicates the file formats that Aspose.PDF for Python can load and Save.

PDFPortable Document FormatYesYes 
CGMComputer Graphics Metafile for 2D vector graphicsYesNo 
EPUBEbook file formatYesYes 
HTMLHTML FormatYesYes 
TeXLaTex typesetting file formatYesYes 
MHTMHTML DocumentYesNo 
PCLPrinter Control Language FilesYesNo 
PSPostscript FilesYesNo 
SVGScalable Vector Graphics (An XML-based vector image format)YesYes 
XMLXML Format (custom XSL)YesYes 
XPSXPS DocumentsYesYes 
XSLFOXML documents based on XSL-FO formatYesNo 
XLSMicrosoft Excel 2003 formatNoYes 
XLSXMicrosoft Excel 2007-2019 formatNoYes 
PPTXMicrosoft PowerPoint Presentations 2007 formatNoYes 
DOCMicrosoft Word 2003 formatNoYes 
DOCXthe Microsoft Word 2007 formatNoYes 
MobiXMLeBook MobiXML Standard formatNoYes 
JPEGJPEG FormatYesYes 
EMFEnhanced metafile format (EMF)YesYes 
PNGPNG FormatYesYes 
BMPBMP FormatYesYes 
GIFGraphic Interchange FormatNoYes 
TIFFSingle or Multi-Page TIFF ImageYesYes 
TextPlain textYesYes 

Platform Independence

Aspose.PDF for Python can be used to develop 32-bit and 64-bit Python applications for different operating systems (such as Windows and Linux) where Python 3.5 or later is installed.

Get Started

Run pip install aspose-pdf to fetch the package. If you already have Aspose.PDF for Python and want to get the latest version, please run pip install --upgrade aspose-pdf.

To learn more about Aspose.PDF for Python and explore the basic requirements and features of the library, check out the following Aspose.PDF Documentation pages for other use cases.

Create a PDF file from scratch in Python

In the next code snippet, we are creating a PDF document fron scratch containing the text “Hello World!”. After installing Aspose.PDF for Python in your environment, you can execute below code sample to see how Aspose.PDF API works.

Below code snippet follows these steps:

  1. Instantiate a Document object.
  2. Add a Page to the document object.
  3. Create a TextFragment object.
  4. Add TextFragment to paragraphs collection of the page.
  5. Save the resultant PDF document.

The following code snippet is a “Hello, World!” program to show main technique Aspose.PDF for Python:

import aspose.pdf as ap

# Initialize document object
document = ap.Document()
# Add page
page = document.pages.add()
# Initialize textfragment object
text_fragment = ap.text.TextFragment("Hello,world!")
# Add text fragment to new page
# Save updated PDF"output.pdf")

Example of converting HTML to PDF

Aspose.PDF for Python is a PDF manipulation API that lets you convert any existing HTML documents to PDF format. The process of converting HTML to PDF can be flexibly customized.

Below code snippet follows these steps:

  1. Create an instance of the HtmlLoadOptions object.
  2. Initialize Document object.
  3. Save output PDF document by calling Document.Save() method.
import aspose.pdf as ap
# Instantiate an object of HtmlLoadOptions
options = ap.HtmlLoadOptions()
# Convert HTML to PDF
document = ap.Document("input.html", options)
# Save PDF"output.pdf")

Example of converting PDF to SVG

Aspose.PDF for Python supports the feature to convert SVG image to PDF format. To accomplish this requirement, the SvgSaveOptions class has been introduced into the Aspose.PDF namespace. Instantiate an object of SvgSaveOptions and pass it as a second argument to the Document.Save(..) method.

Below code snippet follows these steps:

  1. Create an object of the Document class.
  2. Create SvgSaveOptions object with needed settings.
  3. Call the Document.Save() method and pass it SvgSaveOptions object convert the PDF document to SVG.
import aspose.pdf as ap

# Open PDF document
document = ap.Document("input.pdf")

# Instantiate an object of SvgSaveOptions
saveOptions = ap.SvgSaveOptions()

# Do not compress SVG image to Zip archive
saveOptions.compress_output_to_zip_archive = False
saveOptions.treat_target_file_name_as_directory = True

# Save the output in SVG files"output.svg", saveOptions)

Merge PDF Files

Merge multiple PDF into single file in Python with Aspose.PDF programmatically. PDF files are merged such that the first one is joined at the end of the other document.

Below code snippet follows these steps:

  1. Open first document.
  2. Open second document.
  3. Add pages of second document to the first.
  4. Save concatenated output file.
import aspose.pdf as ap

# Open first document
document1 = ap.Document("input_1.pdf")
# Open second document
document2 = ap.Document("input_2.pdf")

# Add pages of second document to the first

# Save concatenated output file"output.pdf")

You can print a PDF file to an XPS printer, or some other soft printer for that matter, using the PdfViewer class.

Below code snippet follows these steps:

  1. Create an object of the PdfViewer class.
  2. Open the PDF file using the bind_pdf method.
  3. Set different print settings using the PrinterSettings and PageSettings classes.
  4. Set the printer_name property to the XPS or other printer.
  5. Print document using the print_document_with_settings method.
import aspose.pdf as ap
import aspose.pydrawing as drawing

# Create PdfViewer object
viewer = ap.facades.PdfViewer()

# Open input PDF file

# Set attributes for printing
# Print the file with adjusted size
viewer.auto_resize = True
# Print the file with adjusted rotation
viewer.auto_rotate = True
# Do not produce the page number dialog when printing
viewer.print_page_dialog = False

# Create objects for printer and page settings
ps = drawing.printing.PrinterSettings()
pgs = drawing.printing.PageSettings()

# Set XPS/PDF printer name
ps.printer_name = "Microsoft XPS Document Writer"
# Or set the PDF printer
# ps.printer_name = "Adobe PDF"

# Set PageSize(if required)
pgs.paper_size = drawing.printing.PaperSize("A4", 827, 1169)

# Set PageMargins(if required)
pgs.margins = drawing.printing.Margins(0, 0, 0, 0)

# Print document using printer and page settings
viewer.print_document_with_settings(pgs, ps)

# Close the PDF file after printing

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