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sumitmukund
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Populate MS Word Template From FLOW with Rich Text

Hi,

We have a scenario wherein we have a rich text editor in PowerAPPs and we want to populate that text in a predifened MS word template using MS Flow. The rich text editor generates an html in the backend and if we simply populate that in MS word template then we see all the html tags.

If we try to convert the html to text in Flow and then populate then the content looses all its formatting.

 

Any help would be much appreciated.!

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yashag2255
Dual Super User II
Dual Super User II

Hey @sumitmukund 

 

Currently rich text is not supported for Word Templates in Flow. Source: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/wordonlinebusiness/#createfileitem. You can check all teh available features and limitations here. 

 

The rich text feature should be added soon and you can create an idea or upvote similar ones for this here: 

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/idb-p/FlowIdeas

Hope this Helps!

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yashag2255
Dual Super User II
Dual Super User II

Hey @sumitmukund 

 

Currently rich text is not supported for Word Templates in Flow. Source: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/wordonlinebusiness/#createfileitem. You can check all teh available features and limitations here. 

 

The rich text feature should be added soon and you can create an idea or upvote similar ones for this here: 

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/idb-p/FlowIdeas

Hope this Helps!

If this reply has answered your question or solved your issue, please mark this question as answered. Answered questions helps users in the future who may have the same issue or question quickly find a resolution via search. If you liked my response, please consider giving it a thumbs up. THANKS!

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v-bacao-msft
Community Support
Community Support

 

Hi @sumitmukund ,

 

If you want the similar feature to be supported by MS Flow, please consider voting for the similar ideas in the forum below:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/Microsoft-Word-Populate-a-Template-to-support-more-th...

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/Need-to-populate-the-word-template-with-rich-text/idi...

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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Hi whilst we wait on this functionality is there a work around? e.g. converting rich text to an image and then embedding that in a word document or an alternative action? Thanks.

I've been waiting on a project that will require the use of the rich text control.  Do you have any sense if this is still a feature that is being worked on?  I voted on the couple of UserVoice items, but I haven't seen any status updates.  

 

Thanks. 

Anonymous
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Hi @v-bacao-msft , 

just wanted to check if there are any updates?

This is not 'solved'. this is an issue and just saying this is not supported doesn't solve anything.

VL
New Member

This is definitely a large gap in capability for this connector .  Can't believe there was an understanding that support for rich text would be added in 2019 after initial release/availability of the connector and we STILL don't have this feature mid-2021.  We REALLY need to be able to output rich text fields to a word doc for bulleted lists or just a simple line break as a long text field is populated in SharePoint.  Using plain text for everything just looks messy for anything other than a short text field.

Amen!  I'm tired of people saying a question is "solved" when we have to vote for a new feature which may or may not ever be added. 🙄   I've seen some like this years ago, and in 2021 the feature hasn't been added.

UrklnmeMS
New Member

another kick in the teeth from MS where they totally did not include an important feature.   My clients are astounded that I cannot provide what seems like a simple thing in the automated forms.

 

PLEASE FIX THIS ASAP!!!  

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