Code to edit Word in Python

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

This is a comprehensive Word Editing and Manipulation Library for Python. Use our Word editing API to develop cross-platform software in Python.

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Edit text in Word using Python

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

Python library is a stand-alone solution to edit Word that doesn't rely on other software. It's ready for commercial use covers all possible needs of professional Python developers:

  • Modify existing Word elements: tables, lists, charts, images, links, fields, etc.
  • Modify Word styles and formatting attributes
  • Add new Word elements
  • Search Word for text patterns and replace them with new text
  • Save the result to a variety of file formats using 'Document.Save' method
  • Remove unwanted Word elements (paragraphs, pages, sections, chapters)

Change Word in Python

Python Word programmatic editor provides developers with a modern API to edit Word programmatically. Quickly integrate Word modification features into your software. Our library supports the modification of a variety of document formats in Python.

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

Edit Word in Python

Word modification features are inseparable from the advanced Word search functionality. For a hig level of flexibility, our Python library provides developers with Word Regex-based search functionality. This approach expands the possibilities to edit text in Word files, allowing the use of templates for dynamic Word transformation.

Edit table in Word using Python

One of the most requested features is the dynamic creation and modification of tables in Word documents. Working with tables is very convenient with Python library: edit tables, update tables and extract table text using Python.

The following example demostrates how to modify a Word document in Python:

Example in Python to edit DOCX files
Upload a document you want to modify
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pip install aspose-words
import aspose.words as aw

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

# Insert text at the beginning of the document.
builder.writeln("Morbi enim nunc faucibus a.")"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.write("Row 1, cell 1.")
builder.write("Row 1, cell 2.")
import aspose.words as aw

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

# Insert image at the beginning of the document.
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How to edit Word Python

  1. Install Word Editor for Python.
  2. Add a library reference (import the library) to your Python project.
  3. Open a Word in Python.
  4. Insert content at the beginning of the Word 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 Word 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 and <3.12. If you develop software for Linux, please have a look at additional requirements for gcc and libpython in Product Documentation.

Other supported file formats

You can edit files in many other file formats:


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