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Welcome to PDFTron. This guide will help you run PDFTron samples and integrate PDFTron SDK into Python projects on Windows.
There are two ways to use PDFTron with Python:
This guide will focus on the precompiled version of Python. You can find more information about PDFNetWrappers and generating your own bindings here.
If you have multiple Python versions installed see the Troubleshooting.
Make sure that Python 2.7 has been added to your
path environment variable and that the executable name is
Extract the folder from the .zip file.
This article uses
PDFNET_BASE as the path into the
PDFNetDotNet4 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.
Running all samples
runall_python.bat in the samples folder and double click on it to run it. The results should appear on a
Running a specific sample
Find the sample you want to run and navigate into the
PYTHON folder inside.
RunTest.bat and 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.
Create a new folder in
Samples by the name
HelloWorld folder, 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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