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Powerapps Form Converted to PDF

I have watched many videos and read articles on conversions of Powerapps data into a PDF but I am still lost. I have made an app with a form and I need that form and all of its data to be converted into a PDF. What I would like is for the formatting to be the same so it looks the same as the form I made on the app. Is that possible?

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Re: Powerapps Form Converted to PDF

@Anonymous 

Also to add to the suggestion from @PaulD1 , if you have a good amount of these situations to deal with, it might be well worth the subscription to PlumSail Documents as that connector supports creating HTML from templates and also conversion to PDF.  All very easily done, mostly in Flow, but easily connected to from PowerApps.  That connector is my go-to for any document handling. 

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@Anonymous 

Unfortunately you will need to build your form as an HTML document separately.  There is no way to take what is on the screen and convert it.

But, you can certainly build your HTML document - I would recommend tackling that first and have a working HTML document that then just needs data inserted into it.

Once you have that, then take a look at Shane's video on generating the PDF (which you might have already seen) and then follow the steps there to adjust to your situation and it should give you what you are looking for.

 

I hope this is helpful for you.  Post back if you get stuck.

 

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Do you have any repeating elements?

You could use Flow and the Word connector to push the values from your form into a Word template (you'll have to make the Word Template and try to get it to look similar to your form).

The populated Word Template can then be saved (by the Flow) to OneDrive4Business and you can use that connector to convert from docx to PDF.

Note that the Word Template approach does not currently support any repeating elements (like a table of Orders within an Order Header).

Far from ideal, but might suit your needs and if you dislike working in HTML (like I do).

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Re: Powerapps Form Converted to PDF

@Anonymous 

Also to add to the suggestion from @PaulD1 , if you have a good amount of these situations to deal with, it might be well worth the subscription to PlumSail Documents as that connector supports creating HTML from templates and also conversion to PDF.  All very easily done, mostly in Flow, but easily connected to from PowerApps.  That connector is my go-to for any document handling. 

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TopShelf-MSFT
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Re: Powerapps Form Converted to PDF

Hi @Anonymous can you review the above replies and update the thread if they were helpful?

 

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Anonymous
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Re: Powerapps Form Converted to PDF

This is how I did it. When I posted the question I was just hoping for a quicker a more efficient way, but this worked. Thanks for the help.

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