Release v0.6.21 (Installation)

python-pptx is a Python library for creating and updating PowerPoint (.pptx) files.

A typical use would be generating a customized PowerPoint presentation from database content, downloadable by clicking a link in a web application. Several developers have used it to automate production of presentation-ready engineering status reports based on information held in their work management system. It could also be used for making bulk updates to a library of presentations or simply to automate the production of a slide or two that would be tedious to get right by hand.

More information is available in the python-pptx documentation.

Browse examples with screenshots to get a quick idea what you can do with python-pptx.

Feature Support

python-pptx has the following capabilities, with many more on the roadmap:

  • Round-trip any Open XML presentation (.pptx file) including all its elements
  • Add slides
  • Populate text placeholders, for example to create a bullet slide
  • Add image to slide at arbitrary position and size
  • Add textbox to a slide; manipulate text font size and bold
  • Add table to a slide
  • Add auto shapes (e.g. polygons, flowchart shapes, etc.) to a slide
  • Add and manipulate column, bar, line, and pie charts
  • Access and change core document properties such as title and subject

Additional capabilities are actively being developed and added on a release cadence of roughly once per month. If you find a feature you need that python-pptx doesn’t yet have, reach out via the mailing list or issue tracker and we’ll see if we can jump the queue for you to pop it in there :)

API Documentation