Html To Pdf Pandoc

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This template is to create a book in PDF/ePub/html/Docx format from a group of markdown files. I needed this because i wanted a single source project to feed into Pandoc (the universal document converter) current editors book exporters (Ulysses, Scrivener, Zettlr, iA Writer, Marked 2.) were limited, and my preferred one doesn't.

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Convert HTML to PDF with Python

PDF is resulting of PANDOC conversion to.tex then pdf. You need to provide styling for LaTex, CSS won't be taken into account. With html, you can print you document using chrome to get a pdf that match the HTML rendering. It is what is used in pagedown to get pdf from the pagedjs rendering. To convert it to HTML, use this command: pandoc -f markdown -t html -s -o test1.html. The filename tells pandoc which file to convert. The -s option says to create a “standalone” file, with a header and footer, not just a fragment. And the -o test1.html says to put the output in the file test1.html.

PDF is one of the most used digital format to save or transfer documents. In this article, we will learn how to convert HTML page to PDF.

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What additional libraries or software do we need?

We will use pdfkit library and wkhtmltopdf.

Install pdfkit

To install pdfkit, run the following pip command.


Install wkhtmltopdf

Ubuntu or Debian users can install wkhtmltopdf using below apt-get command.


Provide the password if prompted.

Windows users can download wkhtmltopdf from this official github repository wkhtmltopdf. The file size would be around 25MB and takes a moment to download.

Once downloaded, double click on the binary file and continue with the installation. It would be mostly installed at the path C:Program Fileswkhtmltopdf. We should add bin folder to the system PATH variable in Environment Variables. For example, C:Program Fileswkhtmltopdfbin.

Restart the command prompt, if you are running the python program using command prompt python command for the Path to take effect.

Example 1: HTML to PDF using URL

Now that the environment is setup, following is a simple example to convert HTML to PDF, where HTML is downloaded from a URL. We use the function from_url().


The converted PDF file is saved to the current path in the command prompt or terminal.

Output pdf file would look like

Html To Pdf Pandoc

Example 2: Convert HTML to PDF from Local File

If your HTML file is stored locally, you can use from_file() function and convert the local HTML file to PDF.

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Example 2: Convert HTML String to PDF

If your HTML data is stored in a Python variable, you can use from_string() function and convert the HTML string to PDF.



We have successfully converted a HTML data to PDF. We have considered HTML data to be from a URL, local file or a string.

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