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Python Convert Html to PDF

  • Difficulty Level : Easy
  • Last Updated : 30 Dec, 2017

Convert HTML/webpage to PDF

There are many websites that do not allow to download the content in form of pdf, they either ask to buy their premium version or don’t have such download service in form of pdf.

Conversion in 3 Steps from Webpage/HTML to PDF

Step1: Download library pdfkit

 $ pip install pdfkit

Step2: Download wkhtmltopdf
For Ubuntu/Debian:

 sudo apt-get install wkhtmltopdf

For Windows:
(a)Download link: WKHTMLTOPDF
(b)Set: PATH variable set binary folder in Environment variables.

Step3: Code in Python to Download:
(i) Already Saved HTML page

import pdfkit
pdfkit.from_file('test.html', 'out.pdf')

(ii) Convert by website URL

import pdfkit

(iii) Store text in PDF

import pdfkit
pdfkit.from_string('Shaurya GFG','GfG.pdf')

Congratulations: Your pdf file would be created and saved in the same directory where python file exists.

Miscellaneous Knowledge Content:
1. You can pass a list with multiple URLs or files:

pdfkit.from_url(['', '', ''], 'shaurya.pdf')
pdfkit.from_file(['file1.html', 'file2.html'], 'out.pdf')

2. Save content in a variable

# Use False instead of output path to save pdf to a variable
pdf = pdfkit.from_url('', False)

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