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Welcome to PDFTron. Python2 for the PDFTron SDK is supported on Windows, Linux and macOS 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 applications on Windows. 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 .
If you have multiple Python versions installed see the Troubleshooting.
pathenvironment variable and that the executable name is
Extract the folder from the .zip file.
This article uses
PDFNET_BASE as the path into the folder that you extracted.
PDFNET_BASE = path/to/extraction/folder/PDFNetDotNet4/
Find and enter the
Samples folder (
PDFNetC(64)/Samples). Here you can find sample code for a large number of features supported by the PDFTron SDK.
Run a specific sample
RunTest.batand run it. The results should appear on a
Run all samples
runall_python.batin the samples folder and double click on it to run it. The results should appear on a
This is called the "PDFTron Hello World" application. It is easy to integrate the rest of PDFTron SDK if you are able to open, save and close a PDFDoc.
Samplesby the name
HelloWorldfolder, create a new file called
HelloWorld.py, open and edit it using your favorite text editor.
Insert the following to your file:
# You can use the following two lines to use PDFNetPython # in your solution from anywhere on your system # so long as you have relative path import site site.addsitedir("../../Lib") import sys # This is the most important packages to import # for basic document manipulation. from PDFNetPython import * def main(): # You need to initialize the PDFNet library # Before calling any PDF related methods PDFNet.Initialize() # This example creates a new document # and a new page, then adds the page # in the page sequence of the document doc = PDFDoc() page1 = doc.PageCreate() doc.pagePushBack(page1) # We save the document in a linearized # format which is the most popular and # effective way to speed up viewing PDFs doc.Save(("linearized_output.pdf"), SDFDoc.e_linearized) doc.close() if __name__ == "__main__": main()
To test that your code works, run the code using a shell in the
HelloWorld folder using:
python.exe -u HelloWorld.py
Once you have successfully run this, you should see an output file in the working directory of this program.
Multiple versions of Python
More information for conflict resolution between multiple Python installations.
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