A REST API Solution to Convert PDF to XML with Python

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XML is most widely used language for data sharing between humans and computers in this digital era. It provides portable and well-structured information, that makes it easier for applications and devices of all kinds to use, store, transmit, and display data. And in your daily routine, you came across the needs to convert different file formats to XML for data sharing or processing. As you know, PDF is most reliable file format used to exchange and distribute documents. So in this post, I will give you a walk through how to convert PDF to XML with Python using Aspose.PDF Cloud.

Aspose.PDF Cloud is a complete PDF file processing REST API solution, the choice of many Fortune 100 companies across 114 countries. It enables you to create, convert, split, merge, annotate, sign, stamp, watermark & protect PDF files on any platform without installation of any third-party plugin or software. It converts PDF documents to various industry standard file formats. However, in this post we will focus on PDF to XML conversion with Aspose.PDF Cloud SDK for Python. The API is not limited to Python SDK, but SDKs for other popular programming languages are available as well.

Let’s get started…

Step 1

First thing first, install Aspose.PDF SDK for Python package from PyPI.

pip install asposepdfcloud

Step 2

Free sign up with aspose.cloud to get your AppSID and AppKey.

Step 3

Create a Python module and copy paste following code in it. We have uploaded the source PDF document to Aspose default storage and converted PDF to XML in this code.

Step 4

Run the code in your favorite IDE, the output file is saved to Aspose default storage.

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