How to apply a Word DOCX Template in Python

I’m about to make your day so much better. If you thought that you were going to have to struggle through writing out a solution for applying DOCX templates, think again. Instead, let’s investigate an easy-as-heck method for achieving quality results. I’m going to dive straight into it.

Pip install our client with the following command.

pip install cloudmersive-convert-api-client

Now we are going to use this function call from the client:

from __future__ import print_functionimport timeimport cloudmersive_convert_api_clientfrom cloudmersive_convert_api_client.rest import ApiExceptionfrom pprint import pprint# Configure API key authorization: Apikeyconfiguration = cloudmersive_convert_api_client.Configuration()configuration.api_key['Apikey'] = 'YOUR_API_KEY'# Uncomment below to setup prefix (e.g. Bearer) for API key, if needed# configuration.api_key_prefix['Apikey'] = 'Bearer'# create an instance of the API classapi_instance = cloudmersive_convert_api_client.ConvertTemplateApi(cloudmersive_convert_api_client.ApiClient(configuration))input_file = '/path/to/file' # file | Input file to perform the operation on.template_definition = NULL # object | Template definition for the document, including what values to replace (optional)try:# Apply Word DOCX templateapi_response = api_instance.convert_template_apply_docx_template(input_file, template_definition=template_definition)pprint(api_response)except ApiException as e:print("Exception when calling ConvertTemplateApi->convert_template_apply_docx_template: %s\n" % e)

Now you can enter your input file and template, and ba-da-bing! You’re done, son!

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