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Convert XLS to PDF via Python

Export Excel spreadsheets to PDF format using Python APIs.

How to Convert XLS to PDF Using Python

In 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.

  1. Load XLS file with an instance of Workbook
  2. Call the Workbook.Save method
  3. Pass output path with PDF extension as parameter
  4. Check specified path for resultant PDF file

System Requirements

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: PATH=C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_131;.
  • Install Aspose.Cells for Python from pypi, use command as: $ pip install aspose-cells.
Free App and Sample Code to Convert XLS to PDF
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  import  jpype     
  import  asposecells     
  jpype.startJVM() 
  from asposecells.api import Workbook
  workbook = Workbook("Input.xlsx")
  workbook.Save("Output.pdf")
  jpype.shutdownJVM()
	
                
            
An Excel Spreadsheet Programming Library capable of building cross-platform applications with the ability to generate, modify, convert, render and print all Excel files. Python Excel API not only convert between spreadsheet formats, it can also render Excel files as images, PDF, HTML, ODS, CSV, SVG, JSON, WORD, PPT and more, thus making it a perfect choice to exchange documents in industry-standard formats.

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.

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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.

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Other Supported Conversions

You can also convert XLS into many other file formats including few listed below.

XLS TO BMP (Bitmap Image)
XLS TO EMF (Enhanced Metafile Format)
XLS TO GIF (Graphical Interchange Format)
XLS TO HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)
XLS TO MD (Markdown Language)
XLS TO MHTML (Web Page Archive Format)
XLS TO ODS (OpenDocument Spreadsheet File)
XLS TO PDF (Portable Document Format)
XLS TO PNG (Portable Network Graphics)
XLS TO SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)
XLS TO TIFF (Tagged Image Format)
XLS TO TSV (Tab-Separated Values)
XLS TO TXT (Text Document)
XLS TO XLS (Excel Binary Format)
XLS TO XLSB (Binary Excel Workbook File)
XLS TO XLSM (Spreadsheet File)
XLS TO XLSX (OOXML Excel File)
XLS TO XLT (Microsoft Excel Template)
XLS TO XLTM (Excel Macro-enabled Template)
XLS TO XLTX (Office OpenXML Excel Template)
XLS TO XML (Extensible Markup Language)
XLS TO XPS (XML Paper Specifications)
XLS TO JSON (JavaScript Object Notation)