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Python client library for the Api2Pdf.com REST API - Convert HTML to PDF, URL to PDF, Office Docs to PDF, Merge PDFs, HTML to Image, URL to Image, HTML to Docx, HTML to Xlsx, PDF to HTML, Thumbnail preview of office files

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api2pdf.python

Python bindings for Api2Pdf REST API

Api2Pdf.com is a powerful REST API for instantly generating PDF and Office documents from HTML, URLs, Microsoft Office Documents (Word, Excel, PPT), Email files, and images. You can generate image preview or thumbnail of a PDF, office document, or email file. The API also supports merge / concatenation of two or more PDFs, setting passwords on PDFs, and adding bookmarks to PDFs. Api2Pdf is a wrapper for popular libraries such as wkhtmltopdf, Headless Chrome, PdfSharp, and LibreOffice.

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PyPI

Run the pip command for installing the client pip install api2pdf

Resources

Resources this API supports:

Authorization

Acquire API Key

Create an account at portal.api2pdf.com to get your API key.

Usage

Initialize the Client

All usage starts by calling the import command and initializing the client by passing your API key as a parameter to the constructor.

from api2pdf import Api2Pdf

a2p_client = Api2Pdf('YOUR-API-KEY')

Once you initialize the client, you can make calls like so:

api_response = a2p_client.Chrome.html_to_pdf('<p>Hello, World</p>')
print(api_response.result)

Result Object

An Api2PdfResponse object is returned from every API call. Call the result attribute to retrieve the data. If a call is unsuccessful then success will show False and the error will provide the reason for failure. Additional attributes include the total data usage in, out, and the cost for the API call, typically very small fractions of a penny.

{
    'FileUrl': 'https://link-to-pdf-only-available-for-24-hours',
    'MbOut': 0.08830547332763672,
    'Seconds': 9.43,
    'Cost': 0.00017251586914062501,
    'Success': True,
    'Error': None,
    'ResponseId': '6e46637a-650d-46d5-af0b-3d7831baccbb'
}

For debugging, you can print the Api2PdfResponse object to see the request and response data.

api_response = a2p_client.Chrome.html_to_pdf('<p>Hello, World</p>')
print(api_response)

Output:

---- API2PDF REQUEST ----
- Headers: {'Authorization': 'YOUR-API-KEY'}
- Endpoint: https://v2018.api2pdf.com/chrome/html
- Payload:
{'html': '<p>Hello, World</p>'}
---- API2PDF RESPONSE ----
{'ResponseId': '5ef656a7-2856-43f4-aae3-7b580b0e0421', 'MbOut': 0.012622, 'Cost': 0.000257195288, 'Seconds': 1.208, 'Error': None, 'Success': True, 'FileUrl': 'https://storage.googleapis.com/a2p-v2-storage/5ef656a7-2856-43f4-aae3-7b580b0e0421'}

wkhtmltopdf

Convert HTML to PDF

api_response = a2p_client.WkHtml.html_to_pdf('<p>Hello, World</p>')

Convert HTML to PDF (ldownload PDF as a file and specify a file name)

api_response = a2p_client.WkHtml.html_to_pdf('<p>Hello, World</p>', inline_pdf=True, file_name='test.pdf')

Convert HTML to PDF (use keyword arguments for advanced wkhtmltopdf settings) View full list of wkhtmltopdf options available.

options = {
    'orientation': 'landscape',
    'pageSize': 'A4'
}
api_response = a2p_client.WkHtml.html_to_pdf('<p>Hello, World</p>', **options)

Convert URL to PDF

api_response = a2p_client.WkHtml.url_to_pdf('http://www.api2pdf.com')

Convert URL to PDF (download PDF as a file and specify a file name)

api_response = a2p_client.WkHtml.url_to_pdf('http://www.api2pdf.com', inline=False, file_name='test.pdf')

Convert URL to PDF (use keyword arguments for advanced wkhtmltopdf settings) View full list of wkhtmltopdf options available.

options = {
    'orientation': 'landscape',
    'pageSize': 'A4'
}
api_response = a2p_client.WkHtml.url_to_pdf('http://www.api2pdf.com', **options)

Headless Chrome

Convert HTML to PDF

api_response = a2p_client.Chrome.html_to_pdf('<p>Hello, World</p>')

Convert HTML to PDF (download PDF as a file and specify a file name)

api_response = a2p_client.Chrome.html_to_pdf('<p>Hello, World</p>', inline=False, file_name='test.pdf')

Convert HTML to PDF (use keyword arguments for advanced Headless Chrome settings) View full list of Headless Chrome options available.

options = {
    'landscape': True
}
api_response = a2p_client.Chrome.html_to_pdf('<p>Hello, World</p>', **options)

Convert URL to PDF

api_response = a2p_client.Chrome.url_to_pdf('http://www.api2pdf.com')

Convert URL to PDF (download PDF as a file and specify a file name)

api_response = a2p_client.Chrome.url_to_pdf('http://www.api2pdf.com', inline=False, file_name='test.pdf')

Convert URL to PDF (use keyword arguments for advanced Headless Chrome settings) View full list of Headless Chrome options available.

options = {
    'landscape': True
}
api_response = a2p_client.Chrome.url_to_pdf('http://www.api2pdf.com', **options)

Convert HTML to Image

api_response = a2p_client.Chrome.html_to_image('<p>Hello, World</p>')

Convert URL to Image

api_response = a2p_client.Chrome.url_to_image('http://www.api2pdf.com')

LibreOffice

Convert any office file to PDF, image file to PDF, email file to PDF, HTML to Word, HTML to Excel, and PDF to HTML. Any file that can be reasonably opened by LibreOffice should be convertible. Additionally, we have an endpoint for generating a thumbnail of the first page of your PDF or Office Document. This is great for generating an image preview of your files to users.

You must provide a url to the file. Our engine will consume the file at that URL and convert it.

Convert Microsoft Office Document or Image to PDF

api_response = a2p_client.LibreOffice.any_to_pdf('https://www.api2pdf.com/wp-content/themes/api2pdf/assets/samples/sample-word-doc.docx')

Convert Microsoft Office Document or Image to PDF (download PDF as a file and specify a file name)

api_response = a2p_client.LibreOffice.any_to_pdf('https://www.api2pdf.com/wp-content/themes/api2pdf/assets/samples/sample-word-doc.docx', inline=False, file_name='test.pdf')

Thumbnail or Image Preview of a PDF or Office Document or Email file

api_response = a2p_client.LibreOffice.thumbnail('https://www.api2pdf.com/wp-content/themes/api2pdf/assets/samples/sample-word-doc.docx')

Convert HTML to Microsoft Word or Docx

api_response = a2p_client.LibreOffice.html_to_docx('http://www.api2pdf.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/sampleHtml.html')

Convert HTML to Microsoft Excel or Xlsx

api_response = a2p_client.LibreOffice.html_to_xlsx('http://www.api2pdf.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/sampleTables.html')

Convert PDF to HTML

api_response = a2p_client.LibreOffice.pdf_to_html('http://www.api2pdf.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/1a082b03-2bd6-4703-989d-0443a88e3b0f-4.pdf')

PdfSharp - Merge / Concatenate Two or More PDFs, Add bookmarks to pdfs, add passwords to pdfs

To use the merge endpoint, supply a list of urls to existing PDFs. The engine will consume all of the PDFs and merge them into a single PDF, in the order in which they were provided in the list.

Merge PDFs from list of URLs to existing PDFs

links_to_pdfs = ['https://LINK-TO-PDF', 'https://LINK-TO-PDF']
merge_result = a2p_client.PdfSharp.merge(links_to_pdfs)

Merge PDFs from list of URLs to existing PDFs (download PDF as a file and specify a file name)

links_to_pdfs = ['https://LINK-TO-PDF', 'https://LINK-TO-PDF']
merge_result = a2p_client.PdfSharp.merge(links_to_pdfs, inline=True, file_name='test.pdf')

Add bookmarks to existing PDF

url = 'https://link-to-pdf'
bookmarks = [
    { 'Page': 0, 'Title': 'Introduction' },
    { 'Page': 1, 'Title': 'Second page' }
]
response = a2p.PdfSharp.add_bookmarks(url, bookmarks)

Add password to existing PDF

url = 'https://link-to-pdf'
password = 'hello'
response = a2p.PdfSharp.add_password(url, password)

Helper Methods

Api2PdfResponse: download_file()

On any Api2PdfResponse that succesfully generated a pdf, you can use the handy download_file() method to download the pdf to a file-like object which you can then save to your local cache. If the pdf generation was unsuccessful, it will throw a FileNotFoundException.

from api2pdf import Api2Pdf
a2p_client = Api2Pdf('YOUR-API-KEY')
    
# merge pdfs
links_to_pdfs = ['https://LINK-TO-PDF', 'https://LINK-TO-PDF']
merge_result = a2p_client.PdfSharp.merge(links_to_pdfs)
    
pdf_as_file_object = merge_result.download_file()

Delete a PDF on Command with delete(response_id)

By default, Api2Pdf will automatically delete your PDFs after 24 hours. If you have higher security requirements and need to delete the PDFs at-will, you can do so by calling the delete(response_id) method on the Api2Pdf object where response_id parameter comes from the responseId attribute in the Api2PdfResponse result.

from api2pdf import Api2Pdf
a2p_client = Api2Pdf('YOUR-API-KEY')
    
# generate a pdf
api_response = a2p_client.Chrome.html_to_pdf('<p>Hello World</p>')
response_id = api_response.result['ResponseId']

# delete the pdf
a2p_client.delete(response_id)

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