Convert PDF to XML files using Aspose.PDF SDKs and REST APIs. This step-by-step guide is about configuring & executing the library in your Python project.
XML is the 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 need to convert different file formats to XML for data sharing or processing. As you know, PDF is the most reliable file format used to exchange and distribute documents. So in this post, I will give you a walkthrough of 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 the 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 how to change PDF to XML 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 by covering the following points.
- Business benefits of PDF to XML converter
- How to set up Aspose.PDF in your project?
- How to convert PDF to XML file
Business benefits of PDF to XML converter
In this section of this blog post, we will explore why we need to convert PDF to XML files for our business. There are many reasons and perks attached to it. So, let’s look into the following points.
Portable Document Format and ML both are very popular data file representations. Whereas PDF has limited OS support, and someone needs to install third-party software to view the data files. On the other hand, XML is widely supported on all platforms.
Easy to edit
XML files are easily editable and anyone can edit them easily. However, PDF files are not that much easy to edit such as images and attachments are placed in such a way that no one can modify them.
Less storage cost
XML files use the latest data compression techniques and use the system’s storage efficiently.
As XML files are platform-independent, the data can be transferred to another format easily and can last for a longer period of time.
XML files offer complete control to you. In addition, you can modify anything placed inside of the XML file.
How to set up Aspose.PDF in your project?
In this section, we will learn how to get started with Aspose.PDF and retrieve our API credentials(secret, key). Please visit this blog post if you are new to our platform as we have elaborated on each and every step.
Once you have received your API credentials, please save them in a secure place. The best and most secure place is to keep them in the system environment variables. In addition, you may create your own storage in the cloud space offered by the Aspose.PDF dashboard. You can not only keep the converted files on the storage but also can manage the files. Further, Aspose.PDF REST APIs are available for everyone to test and experience in real-time with real-time data. However, please access the very logical and user-friendly editor here.
After that, install Aspose.PDF SDK for the Python package from PyPI.
pip install asposepdfcloud
In the next section of this Aspose.PDF tutorial, we will write the code to enable PDF to XML converter in your Python application.
How to convert PDF to XML file?
Create a Python module and copy-paste the following code into it. We have uploaded the source PDF document to Aspose default storage and converted PDF to XML in this code.
Run the code in your favorite IDE, the output file is saved to Aspose default storage. You can access the generated file in your storage and you can also download the file to your local system. In addition, Aspose.PDF SDK is available to download the generated file. However, you can check that function in the documentation.
This brings us to the end of this article. We have gone through some important points in this blog post such as How to set up Aspose.PDF in your project?, the business benefits of PDF to XML converter, how to change PDF to XML file? and more. Hopefully, it will help you to enable PDF to XML converter in your Python application. Let us know if you have any suggestions or if you need any particular features which you expect our REST API to have. Above all, our support and developer team are very vibrant. they always tend to respond to queries actively.
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