Edit documents in Python

Advanced Word, PDF Editor for Python. Use it to modify documents programmatically

Use document-editing API to develop cross-platform software in Python. This is a comprehensive solution to modify documents and images in Python.

Edit Documents in Python

This Python library provides developers with a powerful API to edit Word, PDF documents programmatically. Easily integrate document modification features into your software. Our solution supports the editing of PDF, DOCX, DOC, RTF, ODT, EPUB, HTML and many other file formats in Python.

Change PDF, Word in Python

The task of editing a document programmatically in Python is the task of modifying elements in the document tree. It is also known as the 'DOM' - the programming model for interacting with document elements and their properties.

Editing features for complex data structures are inseparable from the advanced search function. To ensure the highest level of flexibility, our library provides Python developers with Regex search functionality. This approach expands the possibilities to edit text, allowing the use of templates for dynamic content modification.

Edit text in documents using Python

Programmatic modification of Word and PDF documents is an integral part of digital workflow. Edit text in PDF, Word, modify tables, insert graphs using external data.

Python library is a stand-alone solution to edit documents which doesn't need Microsoft Word or Acrobat Reader installed. It is ready for industrial use and provides the full range of operations to modify Word, PDF and other file formats:

  • Insert new document elements
  • Update existing elements: paragraphs, lists, tables, images, links, fields, charts, etc.
  • Apply and modify styles, which are collections of formatting attributes
  • Search for specific text patterns and replace them with new text
  • Export the result to the Word, PDF and many other file formats using 'Document.Save' method
  • Delete unnecessary elements (cut chapters, sections, pages, paragraphs)

Edit table using Python

One of the most requested features is dynamic table generation and table modification in Word and PDF documents. Working with tables is easy with Python library: edit tables, update tables and extract table text in Python code.

The following example shows how to change a Word document in Python code:

Python example to edit a document
Input file
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Output format
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import aspose.words as aw

doc = aw.Document("Input.docx")
builder = aw.DocumentBuilder(doc)

# Insert text at the beginning of the document.
builder.move_to_document_start()
builder.writeln("Morbi enim nunc faucibus a.")

doc.save("Output.docx")
import aspose.words as aw

doc = aw.Document("Input.docx")
builder = aw.DocumentBuilder(doc)

# Insert table at the beginning of the document.
builder.move_to_document_start()
builder.start_table()
builder.insert_cell()
builder.write("Row 1, cell 1.")
builder.insert_cell()
builder.write("Row 1, cell 2.")
builder.end_table()

doc.save("Output.docx")
import aspose.words as aw

doc = aw.Document("Input.docx")
builder = aw.DocumentBuilder(doc)

# Insert image at the beginning of the document.
builder.move_to_document_start()
builder.insert_image("Image.png")

doc.save("Output.docx")
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How to edit Word, PDF and other file formats

  1. Install Document Editor for Python.
  2. Add a library reference (import the library) to your Python project.
  3. Open a document in Python.
  4. Insert content at the beginning of the document.
  5. Call the 'save()' method, passing the name of the output file with the required extension.
  6. Get the edited result.

Python library to work with files

We host our Python packages in PyPi repositories. Please follow the step-by-step instructions on how to install "Aspose.Words for Python via .NET" to your developer environment.

System Requirements

This package is compatible with Python 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9. If you develop software for Linux, please have a look at additional requirements for gcc and libpython in Product Documentation.

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