Python – split a multi-page pdf file into multiple pdf files with python

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I would like to take a multi-page pdf file and create separate pdf files per page.

I have downloaded reportlab and have browsed the documentation, but it seems aimed at pdf generation. I haven't yet seen anything about processing PDF files themselves.

Is there an easy way to do this in python?

Best Solution

from PyPDF2 import PdfFileWriter, PdfFileReader

inputpdf = PdfFileReader(open("document.pdf", "rb"))

for i in range(inputpdf.numPages):
    output = PdfFileWriter()
    output.addPage(inputpdf.getPage(i))
    with open("document-page%s.pdf" % i, "wb") as outputStream:
        output.write(outputStream)

etc.