1. Python Errors

modulenotfounderror no module named ‘html2text’

html2text is a Python script that converts a page of HTML into clean, easy-to-read plain ASCII text.

The Python ModuleNotFoundError: No module named ‘html2text’ occurs when we forget to install the html2text module before importing it or installed it in an incorrect environment. To solve the error, install the module by running the pip install html2text command.

How to fix modulenotfounderror no module named html2text

Open your terminal in your project’s root directory and install the html2text module.

# 👇️ in a virtual environment or using Python 2
pip install html2text

# 👇️ for python 3 (could also be pip3.10 depending on your version)
pip3 install html2text

# 👇️ if you get permissions error
sudo pip3 install html2text

# 👇️ if you don’t have pip in your PATH environment variable
python -m pip install html2text

# 👇️ for python 3 (could also be pip3.10 depending on your version)
python3 -m pip install html2text

# 👇️ for Anaconda
conda install -c conda-forge html2text

The Python error “ModuleNotFoundError: No module named html2text” occurs for multiple reasons:

  1. Not having the html2text package installed by running pip install html2text.
  2. Installing the package in a different Python version than the one you’re using.
  3. Installing the package globally and not in your virtual environment.
  4. Your IDE running an incorrect version of Python.
  5. Naming your module html2text.py which would shadow the official module.
  6. Declaring a variable named html2text which would shadow the imported variable.

If the error persists, get your Python version and make sure you are installing the package using the correct Python version.

# 👇️ Checking version of python
python –version

For example, my Python version is 3.10.4

So I would install the html2text package with pip3.10 install html2text

pip3.10 install html2text

# 👇️ if you get permissions error use pip3 (NOT pip3.X)
sudo pip3 install html2text

Notice that the version number corresponds to the version of pip I’m using.

If the PATH for pip is not set up on your machine, replace pip with python3 -m pip.

# 👇️ make sure to use your version of Python, e.g. 3.10
python3 -m pip install html2text

If the “No module named html2text” error persists, try restarting your IDE and development server / script.

You can check if you have the html2text package installed by running the pip show html2text command.

# 👇️ check if you have html2text installed
pip3 show html2text

# 👇️ if you don’t have pip setup in PATH
python3 -m pip show html2text

The pip show html2text command will either state that the package is not installed or show a bunch of information about the package, including the location where the package is installed.

If the package is not installed, make sure your IDE is using the correct version of Python.

If you are using a virtual environment, make sure you are installing html2text in your virtual environment and not globally.

You can try creating a virtual environment if you don’t already have one.

# 👇️ use correct version of Python when creating VENV
python3 -m venv venv

# 👇️ activate on Unix or MacOS
source venv/bin/activate

# 👇️ activate on Windows (cmd.exe)
venv\Scripts\activate.bat

# 👇️ activate on Windows (PowerShell)
venv\Scripts\Activate.ps1

# 👇️ install html2text in virtual environment
pip install html2text

Your virtual environment will use the version of Python that was used to create it.

If the error persists, make sure you haven’t named a module in your project as html2text.py because that would shadow the original html2text module.

You also shouldn’t be declaring a variable named html2text as that would also shadow the original module.

If the error is not resolved, try to uninstall the html2text package and then install it.

# 👇️ check if you have html2text installed
pip3 show html2text

# 👇️ if you don’t have pip set up in PATH
python3 -m pip show html2text

# 👇️ uninstall html2text
pip3 uninstall html2text

# 👇️ if you don’t have pip set up in PATH
python3 -m pip uninstall html2text

# 👇️ install html2text
pip3 install html2text

# 👇️ if you don’t have pip set up in PATH
python3 -m pip install html2text

Try restarting your IDE and development server/script.

You can also try to upgrade the version of the html2text package.

pip3 install html2text –upgrade

# 👇️ if you don’t have pip set up in PATH
python3 -m pip install html2text –upgrade

Conclusion

The Python “ModuleNotFoundError: No module named html2text” occurs when we forget to install the html2text module before importing it or install it in an incorrect environment. To solve the error, install the module by running the pip install html2text command.

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