Python module to drive the awesome pdftk binary.
Clone or download
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Permalink
Type Name Latest commit message Commit time
Failed to load latest commit information.
.circleci
Out
test_files
.gitignore
.travis.yml
MANIFEST
MANIFEST.in
README.md
licence.txt
pypdftk.py
setup.py
test.py

README.md

pypdftk circleci travis

Python module to drive the awesome pdftk binary.

Proudly brought to you by the revolunet team and awesome contributors

Features

fill_form

Fill a PDF with given data and returns the output PDF path

  • pdf_path : input PDF
  • datas : dictionnary of fielf names / values
  • out_file (default=auto) : output PDF path. will use tempfile if not provided
  • flatten (default=True) : flatten the final PDF

concat

Merge multiple PDFs into one single file and returns the output PDF path

  • files : list of PDF files to concatenate
  • out_file (default=auto) : output PDF path. will use tempfile if not provided

split

Split a single PDF in many pages and return a list of pages paths

  • pdf_path : input PDF
  • out_dir (default=auto) : output PDFs dir. will use tempfile if not provided

warning if you give a out_dir parameter, ensure its empty, or the split function may destroy your files and return incorrect results.

gen_xfdf

Generate a XFDF file suited for filling PDF forms and return the generated XFDF file path

  • datas : dictionnary of datas

get_num_pages

Return the number of pages for a given PDF

  • pdf_path : input PDF file

replace_page

Replace a page in a PDF (pdf_path) by the PDF pointed by pdf_to_insert_path.

  • pdf_path is the PDF that will have its page replaced.
  • page_number is the number of the page in pdf_path to be replaced. It is 1-based.
  • pdf_to_insert_path is the PDF that will be inserted at the old page.

stamp

Applies a stamp (from stamp_pdf_path) to the PDF file in pdf_path. If no output_pdf_path is provided, it returns a temporary file with the result PDF.

[compress | uncompress]

These are only useful when you want to edit PDF code in a text
editor like vim or emacs.  Remove PDF page stream compression by
applying the uncompress filter. Use the compress filter to
restore compression.
  • pdf_path : input PDF file
  • out_file (default=auto) : output PDF path. will use tempfile if not provided
  • flatten (default=True) : flatten the final PDF

dump_data_fields

Read PDF and output form field statistics.

  • pdf_path : input PDF file

Example

Fill a PDF model and add a cover page :

import pypdftk

datas = {
    'firstname': 'Julien',
    'company': 'revolunet',
    'price': 42
}
generated_pdf = pypdftk.fill_form('/path/to/model.pdf', datas)
out_pdf = pypdftk.concat(['/path/to/cover.pdf', generated_pdf])

pdftk path

By default, path is /usr/bin/pdftk, but you can override it with the PDFTK_PATH environment variable

Licence

This module is released under the permissive MIT license. Your contributions are always welcome.