Extract Text from PowerPoint Files in Python

In various scenarios, the text is extracted from the documents for further processing such as in text analysis, classification, etc. Among other documents such as PDF and Word, PowerPoint files are also used in text extraction. Therefore, this article aims to show you how to extract text from PowerPoint PPT in Python. We will cover how to extract text from a specific slide or the whole presentation.

Python Library to Extract Text from PowerPoint PPT

To extract text from PowerPoint PPT, we will use Aspose.Slides for Python via .NET. It is a feature-rich Python library to create and update PowerPoint presentations. Furthermore, it allows you to manipulate and convert the presentations seamlessly. You can install this library from PyPI using the following pip command.

> pip install aspose.slides 

Extract Text from PowerPoint PPT in Python

Depending upon the scenario, you may need to extract text either from the whole PowerPoint presentation or some specific slide(s). In the following sections, we will demonstrate how to perform text extraction in both of the above-mentioned cases. So let’s proceed.

Python: Extract Text from a Specific PPT Slide

The following are the steps to extract text from a specific slide in PPT in Python.

The following code sample shows how to extract text from a specific PPT slide in Python.

Text Extraction from Whole PowerPoint PPT in Python

The following steps demonstrate how to extract text from all the slides of a PowerPoint presentation.

The following code sample shows how to extract text from a PPTX (or PPT) file in Python.

Python PPT Text Extraction Library - Get a Free License

You can use Aspose.Slides for Python without evaluation limitations by getting a temporary license.

Conclusion

In this article, you have learned how to extract text from PowerPoint PPT in Python. You have seen how to extract text from a specific slide or all the slides in a PowerPoint presentation. Besides, you can explore other features of Aspose.Slides for Python using the documentation. Also, you can share your queries with us via our forum.

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