Split documents into parts in Python

Fast Python library to split a document into a group of smaller files according to the given criteria.

Use Python library to split documents into parts. You can integrate the extracted pages with other data and, as a result, get documents of the form and content that you require. Splitting documents into parts makes it easier to collaborate on them.

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Split Word, PDF in Python

This software library provides Python developers with a set of functions to split Word, PDF, EPUB, HTML, DOCX documents into parts. Splitting text into separate files can be used to make it easier to work with sections of documents. The procedure of document splitting can be part of the technology for integrating data into automated information systems or databases.

Our library provides Python developers with all the necessary functions to extract document pages according to the specified mode. This is a stand-alone Python via .NET solution that does not need Microsoft Word, Acrobat Reader or other applications installed.

Split a document into parts using Python

Split document content using different criteria in Python code. You can use the following page extraction modes: 'split by headings', 'split by sections', 'split page by page', 'split by page ranges'.

After splitting the document, you can export the result to the required file format using the 'Document.Save' method. You can also control how document parts are exported to HTML or EPUB formats using the 'DocumentPartSavingCallback' property, which will also allow you to redirect output streams.

Split documents easily with our solution for Python via .NET. The following example shows how to split a document using Python:

Code example in Python to split a document into parts
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import aspose.words as aw

doc = aw.Document("Input.docx")
for page in range(0, doc.page_count):
    extractedPage = doc.extract_pages(page, 1)
    extractedPage.save(f"Output_{page + 1}.docx")
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How to split Word, PDF, HTML and other file formats in Python

  1. Install Python library to split documents programmatically.
  2. Add a library reference (import the library) to your Python project.
  3. Open the source document in Python.
  4. Call the 'extract_pages()' method to extract specific pages from your document.
  5. Get the result of document splitting as separate files.

Python library to split 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.

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