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Flow to generate a word document from SharePoint list data

Hi All,

 

I am working on a PowerAutomate flow which uses SharePoint list data to generate a word document based on a word template. I found solutions online but they aren't pretty convincing. Please see below.

 

1) Link - http://www.sharepointcorridor.com/2018/05/generate-word-document-from-sharepoint.html
The link uses quick parts from word to generate the document and update quick parts from SharePoint list data. But I don't know how I'll create custom quick parts to support the data.

 

2) Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zzm965PlYl0&feature=youtu.be&t=354

This video is pretty helpful and accomplished the task. The video is helpful. But I've a query. The action- "Populate a Microsoft Word template" is a premium action. I used this action in my PowerAutomate flow as a trial user to generate documents. May I know how long this action will work for the flow?

 

Thanks,

Kunal

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Dual Super User III
Dual Super User III

Quick Parts are more trouble to use, but they don't require a premium license.  Using a Word Template works well and is easier to use, but as you've seen it is a premium action.  It will continue to work until your trial license expires.

 

You can also build a document as HTML and then create a PDF from the HTML.  But that's the only other way I've seen to create a document.



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Quick Parts are more trouble to use, but they don't require a premium license.  Using a Word Template works well and is easier to use, but as you've seen it is a premium action.  It will continue to work until your trial license expires.

 

You can also build a document as HTML and then create a PDF from the HTML.  But that's the only other way I've seen to create a document.



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Hi Pstork1,

 

How can I build a document as HTML. Any suggestions or links will be helpful.

 

Thanks,

Kunal

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Take a look at the following Blog post

http://johnliu.net/blog/2017/10/generate-any-pdf-documents-from-html-with-flow



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