Split Word into parts in Python

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

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

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Split Word in Python

This software library provides Python developers with a set of functions to split Word files into parts. Splitting a Word document into separate files can be used to make it easier to work with sections of a document in parallel. For example, if several people are working on one Word document at the same time, splitting it will allow them to speed up the work. The Word document splitting may be part of a technology for extracting text from Word files and integrating data into automated information systems or databases.

Our library provides Python developers with all the necessary functions to split Word files into parts and extract 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 Word document into parts using Python

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

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

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

Python code example to split a DOCX file
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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 in Python

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

Python library to split Word documents

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 Word split operations

You can also split Word to other file formats:


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