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 the requirement to edit text, table, images, and other contents in the PDF document. A solution for the requirement is to convert the PDF document to an editable Word document. But, you know that it’s not that simple programmatically. Luckily, there is a module; GroupDocs.Conversion Cloud SDK for Python that makes it easy for you to convert PDF to editable Word document with a few lines of python code.

PDF to Word - Conversion API and Python SDK

GroupDocs.Conversion for Cloud

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

I’ll be using Python 3.7.4, you can use any version you like Python 2.7, 3.4, or above. Before we begin with coding, sign up with to get your APP SID and APP Key.

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 Python Code for Conversion

Use your favorite editor and follow the following steps to convert the PDF to editable Word document in Python.

  • 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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