You can now convert any documents stored in Onedrive For business to a PDF. Read more about this new feature here: https://flow.microsoft.com/blog/all-must-approve-and-onedrive/
That is definitely more clever, but I am talking about FREE solution for PDF conversion:
Sharepoint/Get file content
This definitely works on docx files and suits my simple needs.
That would be perfect for me if Flow supported managed metadata columns 😞
I believe that will be resolved by the end of the year
You create a content type having the colums of your wish.
You set this content type working from a dotx file that includes your metadata in the docx using word quick parts / document properties.
You can set these metadata with sharePoint/update file properties ction from Flow.
The above PDF conversion will then engrave your metadate into the PDF (text).
I used the above to have a fixed header for my SOP documents listing Approver and approval date etc.
Conversion of a document to PDF is sort of a must in many document workflows. As this is already present in Word Online (download as PDF), it will be a logical next step to include it in Flow too.
thank you @katonage
My content type has 7 managed metadata columns which are still not picked up by the update file properties command. I have had word that this will be working by the end of the year
Thanks @Stephen, How to save the PDF file after it has been created in OneDrive for Business?
Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!!!
Thanks for the update @Stephen
When will you be releasing this feature for SharePoint please because I still cannot copy a file which has 7 managed metadata columns between libraries?