How to create a Web-Based Document Viewer in Python

Setting up web views for documents can be the source of a great many headaches for Python users. That’s why today’s solution will be as simple as calling a function, then using the HTML embed code that it provides. Our total setup time is going to be just a handful of minutes.

This level of simplicity is achieved through use of an API, which we will install now.

pip install cloudmersive-convert-api-client

Our function is named viewer_tools_create_simple, which will also require a new API instance. Set this up in the following manner:

from __future__ import print_functionimport timeimport cloudmersive_convert_api_clientfrom 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.ViewerToolsApi(cloudmersive_convert_api_client.ApiClient(configuration))input_file = '/path/to/file' # file | Input file to perform the operation on.try:# Create a web-based viewerapi_response = api_instance.viewer_tools_create_simple(input_file)pprint(api_response)except ApiException as e:print("Exception when calling ViewerToolsApi->viewer_tools_create_simple: %s\n" % e)

And now input the file path for your document. Moments later you will have your embed code. Effortless.

There’s an API for that. Cloudmersive is a leader in Highly Scalable Cloud APIs.