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How to Install PyRTF with Python?

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  • Last Updated : 02 Jun, 2022
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RTF stands for “Rich Text Type” and is a Microsoft-developed file format. It’s a way of encoding both text and pictures for usage in software. In the 7-bit ASCII text, RTF files contain control words, control symbols, and groups. This openly stated format is mostly used to exchange documents between Microsoft products and other software. Microsoft WordPad is an example of an RTF editor. Any text or word processing tool, on the other hand, may generate documents with any of the formatting options. They can also generate RTF files. 

What is PyRTF?

PyRTF is a suite of Python classes that allow you to generate RTF documents from your Python code. The library has no external dependencies and has shown to be trustworthy and speedy in my personal testing. PyRTF has been tested on the following operating systems: Windows 2000, Windows XP, GNU/Linux, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, and OpenOffice, Word95, Word97, Word2000, WordXP, and MacWord (not sure which version). 

Prerequisites:

A Windows computer with installations of:

Procedure to Install PyRTF

To install PyRTF, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open Windows Powershell as an Administrator, as shown below.

 

Step 2: Now, verify if Python 3.5+ is installed, by typing the following into the PowerShell.

python --version

 

If the version displayed is greater than or equal to 5, then this requirement is satisfied. If the requirement is not satisfied, follow this tutorial to install the correct version of Python in your system: https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/how-to-install-python-on-windows/

Step 3: Check if the correct version of pip is installed in the system, by typing the following into the PowerShell.

pip --version

 

If the output is not of the format shown above,  then this requirement is not satisfied. You can follow this tutorial to install PIP in your system: https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/how-to-install-pip-on-windows/

Step 4: Install PyRTF using pip by typing the following in the PowerShell console.

pip install PyRTF3

 

Step 5: Verify the installation of PyRTF by opening Python Shell and importing PyRTF.

 

If there are no errors in importing PyRTF, then the module has been installed correctly. 

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