Convert PDF to Editable Word Document with Python SDK

As a Python developer, you can have a requirement from your users to provide PDF to Word document conversion feature in your application. Because it is very difficult to edit PDF documents without Adobe Acrobat. And users have requirement to edit text, table, images and other contents in the PDF document. A solution for the requirement is to convert PDF document to editable Word document. But, you might be surprised to know that it’s not that simple. Luckily, there is Python module; GroupDocs.Conversion Cloud SDK for Python that make it easy for you to convert PDF to editable Word document with a few lines of code.

GroupDocs.Conversion Cloud is a platform independent document and image conversion solution without depending on any tool or software. It can quickly and reliably convert images and documents of any supported file format. It offers the SDKs for all popular programming languages with source code and working examples. That enables the developers to use GroupDocs.Conversion Cloud directly in their applications without worrying about underlying REST API calls. In this article, I’m using Python SDK for PDF to Word conversion.

How to Convert PDF to Editable DOCX in Python


For this tutorial, I’ll be using Python 3.7.4, you can use any version you like Python 2.7, 3.4 or above.

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Install groupdocs-conversion-cloud package from pypi with the following command.

> pip install groupdocs-conversion-cloud

Store your source PDF document in the folder where you’re saving your script file.

Sample Code for Conversion

Use your favorite editor and type:

Import the GroupDocs.Conversion Cloud Python package

Initialize the API

Upload source PDF document to GroupDocs default storage

Convert the PDF document to editable DOCX

And that’s it. PDF document is converted to DOCX and API response includes the URL of the resultant document.

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