PDF is a well-known file format that provides a consistent layout of the document across heterogeneous platforms. It provides a bunch of features and elements to create rich text documents. However, in certain cases, e.g. to parse the text in the document, you have to convert PDF files to TXT format programmatically. To accomplish that, this article covers how to convert a PDF file to TXT format in Python.
Python PDF to TXT Converter Library
To save PDF files in TXT format, we will use Aspose.Words for Python. It is a powerful Python library that lets you create and manipulate text documents seamlessly. You can install the library in your Python application from PyPI using the following pip command.
> pip install aspose-words
How to Convert a PDF to TXT in Python
Let’s see how to convert a PDF file to TXT in Python. For this, you only need to load the PDF file and save it as a TXT file. The following are the steps to save a PDF file in TXT format in Python.
- Load the PDF file using the Document class.
- Save PDF as TXT using Document.save() method.
The following code sample shows how to perform PDF to TXT conversion in Python.
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In this article, you have learned how to convert PDF files to TXT format in Python. Thus, you can process the text in PDF files more conveniently. You can simply install Aspose.Words for Python and perform PDF to TXT conversion from within your Python applications. In addition, you can learn more about the library using the documentation. Also, you can share your questions or queries via our forum.