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A python package to create PDF files.

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Python library to create PDF


  • Basic text writing with TrueType font embedding (including propper font subsetting)
  • Image insertion (JPEG images and PNG with transparency images support)
  • EAN13 barcode insertion


Use pip3for the installation of PaPDF:

pip3 install PaPDF

Simple usage example:

The following snippet will create a pdf (test.pdf) with two pages and two texts.

import PaPDF
with PaPDF("test.pdf") as pdf:
    pdf.addText(40, 290, "Hello world")
    pdf.addText(40, 10, 'Hello world')

TrueType font embedding:

More advanced example with the usage of a (subsetted) TrueType font. Basically the same example as above but with a custom font, loaded from a font file.

import PaPDF
with PaPDF("test.pdf") as pdf:
    pdf.addTrueTypeFont("<FontUserName>", "/path/to/font.ttf")
    pdf.currentFontName = "<FontUserName>"
    pdf.addText(40, 290, "Hello world")
    pdf.addText(40, 10, 'Hello world')

Adding EAN13 Barcode:

Adding a barcode is pretty straight forward. Warning: make sure the last digit checksum is correctly computed, when calling the addEAN13() function.

import PaPDF
with PaPDF("barcode.pdf") as pdf:
    pdf.addText(20, 250, "Simple EAN13 barcode example:")
    pdf.addEAN13(20, 225, "4012345123456")

Generated barcode example

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