Can't create pdf using python PDFKIT Error : " No wkhtmltopdf executable found:"

I tried installing pdfkit Python API in my windows 8 machine. I'm getting issues related to path.

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:\Python27\pdfcre", line 13, in <module>
    pdfkit.from_url('', 'out.pdf')
  File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\pdfkit\", line 22, in from_url
  File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\pdfkit\", line 38, in __init__
    self.configuration = (Configuration() if configuration is None
  File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\pdfkit\", line 27, in __init__
    '' % self.wkhtmltopdf)
IOError: No wkhtmltopdf executable found: ""
If this file exists please check that this process can read it. Otherwise please install wkhtmltopdf -

Is anybody installed Python PDFKIt in windows machine? How to resolve this error.

My sample code :

import pdfkit
import os
config = pdfkit.configuration(wkhtmltopdf='C:\\Python27\\wkhtmltopdf\bin\\wkhtmltopdf.exe')
pdfkit.from_url('', 'out.pdf')


The following should work without modifying the windows environment variables:

import pdfkit
path_wkthmltopdf = r'C:\Python27\wkhtmltopdf\bin\wkhtmltopdf.exe'
config = pdfkit.configuration(wkhtmltopdf=path_wkthmltopdf)
pdfkit.from_url("", "out.pdf", configuration=config)

Assuming the path is correct of course (e.g. in my case it is r'C:\Program Files (x86)\wkhtmltopdf\bin\wkhtmltopdf.exe').

Please install wkhtmltopdf using,

sudo apt install -y wkhtmltopdf

for windows machine install it from below link,

and you need to add wkhtmltopdf path into environment variables

IOError: 'No wkhtmltopdf executable found'

Make sure that you have wkhtmltopdf in your $PATH or set via custom configuration. where wkhtmltopdf in Windows or which wkhtmltopdf on Linux should return actual path to binary.

Adding this configuration line worked for me:

config = pdfkit.configuration(wkhtmltopdf="C:\\Program Files\\wkhtmltopdf\\bin\\wkhtmltopdf.exe")
pdfkit.from_string(html, 'MyPDF.pdf', configuration=config)

From github

Seems you need to pass configuration=config as argument.

I am learning python today, and I met the same problem, lately I set the windows enviroment variables and everything is OK. I add the install path of wkhtml to the path, for example:"D:\developAssistTools\wkhtmltopdf\bin;" is my install path of wkhtml, and I add it to the path, everything is OK.

import pdfkit
pdfkit.from_url("", "out.pdf")

finally, I find a out.pdf.

You need set

pdfkit.from_url('', 'out.pdf',configuration=config)

Found the decode on a windows platform needed to be a binary string, try:

        path_wkthmltopdf = b'C:\Program Files\wkhtmltopdf\\bin\wkhtmltopdf.exe'
        config = pdfkit.configuration(wkhtmltopdf=path_wkthmltopdf)
        pdfkit.from_url(url=urlpath, output_path=pdffilepath,configuration=config)

def urltopdf(url,pdffile):
    import pdfkit
        - url : target url
        - pdffile : target pdf file name
    path_wkthmltopdf = 'D:\\Program Files (x86)\\wkhtmltopdf\\bin\\wkhtmltopdf.exe'
    config = pdfkit.configuration(wkhtmltopdf=path_wkthmltopdf)
    #pdfkit.from_url(url=urlpath, output_path=pdffilepath,configuration=config)


very good solution! thanks everyone!

When I tried all of the above methods, I was till facing Permission Error as I don't have the admin rights to my workstation. If that's the case for you too, then make sure when you install your wkhtmltopdf.exe. The destination folder for installation is in your python site-packages folder, or add the directory to sys.path. Normally it gets installed in Program files folder. I changed the installation directory and this works for me:

import pdfkit
pdfkit.from_url("", "out.pdf")

No need to write wkhtmltopdf path into code. Just define an environment variable for that, and it works.

import pdfkit
pdfkit.from_url('', 'out.pdf')

For me this code is working.

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