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dallenap
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Populate Word Template Content Controls Remain

I have a flow that is using the Populate a Word Template action.  The action works properly and fills the template with the desired data.  However, if a user opens the generated document the developer content controls remain.  The user cannot edit the text that was input without removing the entire content control and the populated text.  They are plain text content controls. Under content control properties, the "Remove content control when contents are edited" option is selected.  

 

It would appear the action is filling the content control with text but not removing the content control.  This prevents the user from applying any formatting to the text that was input by the populate word template action.

 

Am I missing something simple?  Since the Populate Word template action doesn't support rich text our users need to be able to provide some formatting to the text after populating the template.

 

Thanks for any help or advice.

 

Regards,

Dan

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AnthonyAmador
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Community Support

Hi @dallenap 

 

You are not doing anything wrong, this is how it works, the option "Remove content control when contents are edited" only works when you edit the word itself. 

 

The connector does not support rich text, however any formatting done on text, image or table in the template will persist in the generated document.

Word Online (Business) - Connectors | Microsoft Docs

 

For example you can do it here.

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Hope this helps. 

Kind regards.

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