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aaltendorff
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Advice on automating document creation

Hi,

 

This is my first post on here, and I’m pretty new to power apps in general, so I’d be very appreciative of any advice given! Apologies if I’ve posed this in the wrong place.

 

I'm trying to find out the best way that I can build a proposal to send out to potential clients by using a template and adding in objects based on the requirements but using a form for the sales team to use. The most simplified way I can list is as follows:

 

1) Sales team opens form and enters variables e.g. number of people in the client business.

2) When Sales team select option to 'create' proposal, power app takes selected variables and corresponding quick parts and adds them to template.

3) proposal document is made available document library.

 

Is this a possibility with power apps or am I asking too much of it?

 

Thanks,

 

Andrew

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v-bacao-msft
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Hi @aaltendorff,

 

I think you should be post this in the wrong place. Here is MS Flow community.

I guess you are currently having issue about PowerApps, you could post your question here again.

Also, if you have any questions about Flow, please provide more details, we would provide proper workaround for you.

 

Best Regards,

Barry

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If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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v-bacao-msft
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Hi @aaltendorff,

 

I think you should be post this in the wrong place. Here is MS Flow community.

I guess you are currently having issue about PowerApps, you could post your question here again.

Also, if you have any questions about Flow, please provide more details, we would provide proper workaround for you.

 

Best Regards,

Barry

Community Support Team _ Barry
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Here's a post that I just wrote about how to send metadata to Flow, and Flow generates a Word document with the Quick Parts populated.

https://wonderlaura.com/2019/01/09/microsoft-flow-quick-parts/

Laura Rogers
SharePoint MVP
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I have also written a blog based on a similar context insofar as using Quick Parts / Content Controls in a Microsoft Word document “template”. Might help you...

https://masteroffice365.com/booking-form-leveraging-powerapps-microsoft-word/

Hi @WonderLaura,

This is great content.  I have a question for you, unfortunately it may be more of a Word question probably than a Power Automate question - I've got a document with content controls in it that i'm populating from a Powerapp via Flow.  

When a specific plain text content control XYX is populated with value of ABC, I want a paragraph to appear, otherwise I don't want it to appear. 

Is this possible?  I've tried unsuccessfully using { IF "{ MERGEFIELD XYZ \* MERGEFORMAT }" = "ABC" "True" "False" } 

I'm starting to think my problem is that this data that is populated into the content control isn't sitting in a datasource that Word is connect to, but instead it's being populated at document creation time by Power Automate, might be the reason why its not working, but I'm not 100% certain since this isn't my forte :|.

Thanks in advance!

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