Convert Word to HTML Online in Python

How to Convert Word to HTML Online in Python
Convert Word to HTML Online in Python

As a Python developer, you can easily convert your Word document to HTML file programmatically on the cloud. Word files are mainly used for official and personal data sharing. However, if you want to view or display the document in a web browser then a smart solution is to convert Word to HTML Online in Python. Word to Html conversion are helpful so that html files can be easily uploaded to the Internet. In this article, you will learn how to convert Word to HTML Online in Python.

The following topics shall be covered in this article:

Word to HTML Conversion REST API and Python SDK

For converting Word to HTML files, I will be using the Python SDK of GroupDocs.Conversion Cloud API. This API allows you to convert your documents and images of any supported file format to any format you need. You can easily convert between over 50 types of documents and images such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PDF, HTML, CAD, raster images, etc.

You can install GroupDocs.Conversion Cloud to your Python project using the following command in the console:

pip install groupdocs_conversion_cloud

Please get your Client ID and Client Secret from the dashboard before you start following the steps and available code examples. Once you have your ID and secret, please add in the code as shown below:

Convert Word to HTML using REST API in Python

You can convert Word to HTML file by following the simple steps mentioned below:

Upload the Document

Firstly, upload the Word file to the cloud using the code example given below:

As a result, the uploaded Word file will be available in the files section of your dashboard on the cloud.

Convert Word to HTML in Python

You can easily convert Word to HTML programmatically by following the steps given below:

  • Create an instance of ConvertApi
  • Create an instance of the ConvertSettings
  • Set the Word file path
  • Assign “html” to the format
  • Provide the output file path
  • Define HtmlConvertOptions if required
  • Set various properties such as from_page and pages_count, etc.
  • Create ConvertDocumentRequest with ConvertSettings
  • Get results by calling the convert_document() method with ConvertDocumentRequest

The following code example shows how to convert Word to HTML without losing formatting using REST API:

Download the Converted File

The above code sample will save the converted html file on the cloud. You can download it using the following code sample:

Word to HTML Conversion without using Cloud Storage

You can convert Word to HTML documents without using cloud storage by following the steps given below:

  • Create an instance of the ConvertApi
  • Create ConvertDocumentDirectRequest and pass requested document format and the input file path
  • Get results by calling the convert_document_direct() method with ConvertDocumentDirectRequest
  • Optionally, save the output file to the local path using shutil.move() method

The following code example shows how to convert Word to HTML without using cloud storage:

You will pass the input file in the request body and receive the output file in the API response.

How to Convert Word to HTML and Download Directly

You can easily convert Word to HTML file programmatically by following the steps given below:

  • Create an instance of ConvertApi
  • Create an instance of the ConvertSettings
  • Set the Word file path
  • Assign “html” to the format
  • Set “None” to the output path
  • Create ConvertDocumentRequest with ConvertSettings
  • Get results by calling the convert_document_download() method
  • Optionally, save the output file to the local path using shutil.move() method

The following code example shows how to convert Word to HTML and download it directly using a REST API in Python:

The API shall return the converted html file in response. Please follow the steps mentioned earlier to upload a file.

Online Word to HTML Converter

Please try the following online Word to HTML free conversion tool, which is developed using the above API.

Conclusion

In this article, you have learned:

  • how to convert word doc to HTML file using Python on the cloud;
  • upload the HTML file to the cloud and then download the converted html file from the cloud;
  • how to convert word to HTML file without using cloud storage programmatically;
  • how to convert word to HTML file and download directly;

You can learn more about GroupDocs.Conversion Cloud API using the documentation. We also provide an API Reference section that lets you visualize and interact with our APIs directly through the browser.

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