PDF is a popular file format that is commonly used for printing and sharing documents. It provides a consistent layout of the document across heterogeneous platforms. However, in certain cases, you have to convert PDF files to markdown (.md) format programmatically. To accomplish that, this article covers how to convert a PDF file to markdown format in Python.
Python PDF to Markdown Converter Library
To save PDF files in markdown 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 it in your Python application from PyPI using the following pip command.
> pip install aspose-words
Convert a PDF to Markdown in Python
Let’s see how to convert a PDF file to markdown in Python. For this, you only need to load the PDF file and save it as a markdown file. The following are the steps to save a PDF file in markdown format in Python.
- Load the PDF file using the Document class.
- Save PDF as markdown using Document.save() method.
The following code sample shows how to perform PDF to markdown conversion in Python.
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In this article, you have learned how to convert PDF files to markdown format in Python. You can simply install Aspose.Words for Python and perform PDF to markdown 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.