How to validate a PowerPoint PPTX Presentation in Python

Validating PPTX files is very useful, so let’s make it simple, too. Two steps, let’s go.

Start by using pip install to add our API client:

pip install git+https://github.com/Cloudmersive/Cloudmersive.APIClient.Python.Convert.git

Then all that’s left is to call validate_document_pptx_validation and feed it your PPTX file.

from __future__ import print_function
import time
import cloudmersive_convert_api_client
from cloudmersive_convert_api_client.rest import ApiException
from pprint import pprint
# Configure API key authorization: Apikey
configuration = 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 class
api_instance = cloudmersive_convert_api_client.ValidateDocumentApi(cloudmersive_convert_api_client.ApiClient(configuration))
input_file = '/path/to/file' # file | Input file to perform the operation on.
try:
# Validate a PowerPoint presentation (PPTX)
api_response = api_instance.validate_document_pptx_validation(input_file)
pprint(api_response)
except ApiException as e:
print("Exception when calling ValidateDocumentApi->validate_document_pptx_validation: %s\n" % e)

That’s it! You’re done! Our API will provide you with the validity of the file as well as errors that make it invalid and possible warnings that could potentially interfere with the file’s usage.

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