How to convert a RTF into a PDF in Python

I don’t know about you, but there are few tasks I find more tedious than setting up file format conversion. There are so many boring steps and nuanced little pitfalls in each quirky format. So rather than dive into this hot mess, we will instead be skipping the frustration for today. We can do this by using an API that will take care of this odious job for us.

For us to make use of this API, we will need its client to be installed:

pip install cloudmersive-convert-api-client

Now for our function call:

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.ConvertDocumentApi(cloudmersive_convert_api_client.ApiClient(configuration))input_file = '/path/to/file' # file | Input file to perform the operation on.try:# Convert Rich Text Format RTF to PDFapi_response = api_instance.convert_document_rtf_to_pdf(input_file)pprint(api_response)except ApiException as e:print("Exception when calling ConvertDocumentApi->convert_document_rtf_to_pdf: %s\n" % e)

And just like that, you are done. This library does so much more than convert between RTF and PDF, however. With over 200 functions, you can use it for everything from document editing to merging files.

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