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Welcome to PDFTron. Python2 for the PDFTron SDK is supported on both Linux and Windows and has precompiled wrappers available. To get started, choose your preferred platform from the tabs below.
This guide will help you run PDFTron samples and integrate a free trial of the PDFTron SDK into Python application on macOS. Your free trial includes unlimited trial usage and support from solution engineers.
There are two ways to use PDFTron with Python:
This guide will help you get started using the precompiled Python wrappers. You can find more information about PDFNetWrappers and
building your own wrapper .
Navigate to the
/PDFNetC/Lib directory of the Python SDK download and execute:
chmod a+x fix_rpaths.sh ./fix_rpaths.sh
Run a specific sample
PYTHONfolder in the sample, for example
Run all samples
/Samplesand execute the
The tests will run one by one.
This section will show you how to use our SDK to create a simple PDFTron "Hello World!" application. It will create a document with one blank page and save it as a linearized PDF in its running directory.
/Samplesdirectory and create a new directory called
myApp(if it does not exist already). This guide will assume your application is named myApp. For organization, create a new directory inside
Navigate inside that
PYTHON directory and create a new Python file called
myApp.py. Open it with your favorite text editor and paste this into it:
import site # below is the relative path to PDFTron PDFNetC libraries site.addsitedir("../../../PDFNetC/Lib") import sys from PDFNetPython import * def main(): PDFNet.Initialize() doc = PDFDoc() page = doc.PageCreate() # Start a new page doc.PagePushBack(page) # Add the page to the document doc.Save("output.pdf", SDFDoc.e_linearized); # Save the document as a linearized PDF print("Hello World!") if __name__ == '__main__': main()
Run your application via
python myApp.py. If all goes well your output should read:
PDFNet is running in demo mode. Permission: write Hello World!
output.pdf that the program output in the same directory. It should be a PDF with one blank page.
Check the troubleshooting page if you run into any issues going through this document.
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