How To Convert Local html files Into PDF Using Python

In this article, you will learn how to use 3modules to automate the boring stuff.

Before pasting the code to your python file, please make sure you have installed the pdfkit (pip install pdfkit) and install wkhtmltopdf.

Image that you just download lots of articles from your favorite Data Science Blog in *.html file, and you want to combine them into a PDF file.

Maybe you would try to copy all the texts and paste it to Microsoft Word 2016 and save it as .PDF.

That’s not a bad idea right?

Far from it.

If you have 100+ articles? I think you guys don’t want to spend so much time pasting the texts, it’s boring.

So can I shorten the time?

Yes, you can.

We use glob, os and pdfkit these three module to get boring jobs done.

The Logic of the program:

Step1. Import the packages
Step2. Setting the path of wkhtmltopdf.exe so that Python can use it
Step3. create a new list
Step4. Using for loop to search all the *.html files in current directory with "glob" and "os"module
Step5. append the *.html file names to the list
Step6. Output the pdf file with the list.
Step7. Start reading your favorite blog’s articles

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Machine Learning / Deep Learning / Python / Flutter

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