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Create DOCX with Python

DOCX, because it is an XML-based format, can be created and generated from programming code. This could be done for various purposes, including the presentation of reports, tables or reports, directly from a software. In addition, it is a format that any user can edit with ease, unlike, for example, PDF files. Therefore, having the possibility of creating Word documents with Python can facilitate the creation of reports in this format. Something that can be achieved with the Python package python-docx.

In our case we will use Python, for its simplicity and robustness.

Python is an interpreted programming language whose philosophy emphasizes the intelligibility of its code and the intuitive way in which its statements are presented. It is a multiparadigm programming language, since it partially supports:

  • Object-oriented programming.
  • Imperative programming.
  • Functional programming

It is an interpreted, dynamic and multiplatform language as it is supported by Windows, Mac and Linux. Assuming that you already have the Python language installed, then we will proceed to prepare everything to create a DOCX with Python.

Python-docx installation

The python-docx package can be easily installed with pip, for which it will be necessary to type in the terminal the command:

pip install python-docx

Make sure to install the python-docx package, since there is a package called docx which is a legacy version of python-docx. Below is a list of steps to create a DOCX document from python:

  • Import Document from docx
    • 'from docx import Document'
  • Add a title
    • 'document.add_heading (' Document created with Python ', 0)'
  • Add a paragraph
    • 'p = document.add_paragraph (' The content of the paragraphs will be added in several lines. ')'
  • Add bulleted and numbered lists
  • Image import
  • Table creation
  • Save the document
File Extension Info

DOCX Quick Info
  Microsoft Word OOXML Document File
  application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml. document
Opens with
  Microsoft Word
  Microsoft Office Online
  Apache OpenOffice