Convert XLS to PDF via Python
Export Excel spreadsheets to PDF format using Python APIs.
How to Convert XLS to PDF Using PythonIn order to convert XLS to PDF, we will use Aspose.Cells for Python API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use document manipulation and conversion API for Python platform.
Steps to Convert XLS to PDF via Python
Python developers can easily load & convert XLS files to PDF in just a few lines of code.
- Load XLS file with an instance of Workbook
- Call the Workbook.Save method
- Pass output path with PDF extension as parameter
- Check specified path for resultant PDF file
Aspose.Cells for Python is platform-independent API and can be used on any platform (Windows, Linux and MacOS), just make sure that system have Java 1.8 or higher, Python 3.5 or higher.
- Install Java and add it to PATH environment variable, for example:
- Install Aspose.Cells for Python from pypi, use command as:
$ pip install aspose-cells.
XLS What is XLS File Format
Files with XLS extension represent Excel Binary File Format. Such files can be created by Microsoft Excel as well as other similar spreadsheet programs such as OpenOffice Calc or Apple Numbers. File saved by Excel is known as Workbook where each workbook can have one or more worksheets. Data is stored and displayed to users in table format in worksheet and can span numeric values, text data, formulas, external data connections, images, and charts. Applications like Microsoft Excel lets you export workbook data to several different formats including PDF, CSV, XLSX, TXT, HTML, XPS, and several others. The XLS file format was replaced with a more open and structured format, XLSX, with the release of Microsoft Excel 2007. The latest versions still provide support for creating and reading XLS files, though XLSX is the first choice of use now.Read More
PDF What is PDF File Format
Portable Document Format (PDF) is a type of document created by Adobe back in 1990s. The purpose of this file format was to introduce a standard for representation of documents and other reference material in a format that is independent of application software, hardware as well as Operating System. The PDF file format has full capability to contain information like text, images, hyperlinks, form-fields, rich media, digital signatures, attachments, metadata, Geospatial features and 3D objects in it that can become as part of source document.Read More
Other Supported Conversions
You can also convert XLS into many other file formats including few listed below.