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How can I convert a Document in Python?

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answered 2023-04-05 13:56:12 +0000

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To convert a document in Python, you can use one of the many libraries available that support document conversion. The choice of library may depend on the format of the input document and the desired output format. Here are some examples of libraries you can use:

  • PyPDF2: This library can be used to extract text and images from PDF documents and create new PDF files.
  • python-docx: This library can be used to read and write Microsoft Word documents. It allows you to extract text and images, modify the contents of the document, and create new Word files.
  • xlrd and xlwt: These libraries can be used to read and write Microsoft Excel files. xlrd can read data from Excel files, while xlwt can write data to Excel files.
  • Pandoc: This is a command-line tool that can be used to convert between various document formats. You can use the subprocess module in Python to call the Pandoc executable and perform the conversion.
import PyPDF2

# Open the PDF file in read mode
pdf_file = open('example.pdf', 'rb')

# Create a PDF reader object
pdf_reader = PyPDF2.PdfFileReader(pdf_file)

# Extract the text from the first page of the PDF
page = pdf_reader.getPage(0)
text = page.extractText()

# Close the PDF file
pdf_file.close()

# Print the extracted text
print(text)
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