How to convert an ODT to PDF in Python

So you need to convert your OpenOffice (ODT) to a PDF in Python but you’re having a bit of trouble? Sometimes, even the smallest of things can cause a massive headache. No need to grab your aspirin, we have a Cloudmersive API to ease your mind.

First, install the API client:

pip install cloudmersive-convert-api-client

Next, we will let the API run the function:

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 Office Open Document ODT to PDFapi_response = api_instance.convert_document_odt_to_pdf(input_file)pprint(api_response)except ApiException as e:print("Exception when calling ConvertDocumentApi->convert_document_odt_to_pdf: %s\n" % e)

All right, your ODT should now be successfully converted to a PDF in Python.

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