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Convert docx to pdf on Windows or macOS directly using Microsoft Word (must be installed).

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Convert docx to pdf on Windows or macOS directly using Microsoft Word (must be installed).

On Windows, this is implemented via win32com while on macOS this is implemented via JXA (Javascript for Automation, aka AppleScript in JS).


On macOS:

brew install aljohri/-/docx2pdf

Via pipx:

pipx install docx2pdf

Via pip:

pip install docx2pdf


usage: docx2pdf [-h] [--keep-active] [--version] input [output]

Example Usage:

Convert single docx file in-place from myfile.docx to myfile.pdf:
    docx2pdf myfile.docx

Batch convert docx folder in-place. Output PDFs will go in the same folder:
    docx2pdf myfolder/

Convert single docx file with explicit output filepath:
    docx2pdf input.docx output.docx

Convert single docx file and output to a different explicit folder:
    docx2pdf input.docx output_dir/

Batch convert docx folder. Output PDFs will go to a different explicit folder:
    docx2pdf input_dir/ output_dir/

positional arguments:
  input          input file or folder. batch converts entire folder or convert
                 single file
  output         output file or folder

optional arguments:
  -h, --help     show this help message and exit
  --keep-active  prevent closing word after conversion
  --version      display version and exit


from docx2pdf import convert

convert("input.docx", "output.pdf")

See CLI docs above (or in docx2pdf --help) for all the different invocations. It is the same for the CLI and python library.

Jupyter Notebook

If you are using this in the context of jupyter notebook, you will need ipywidgets for the tqdm progress bar to render properly.

pip install ipywidgets
jupyter nbextension enable --py widgetsnbextension

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