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Sharepoint convert word to PDF - date issue in converted file


I have a flow that converts a Word Document that has been populated from a sharepoint list, into a PDF file.   The process appeared to be working up until yesterday and since then, whenever I convert the file, the date values in the PDF file are 1 day earlier that the date values in the Word document.


I need to go live with this flow ASAP and am completely blocked.



Community Support
Community Support

Hi @StephCORKING ,


Could you please share a screenshot of the configuration of your flow?


Best regards,



Community Support Team _ Alice Zhang
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Hi Alice,


Here is the flow


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The naming convention was not good as I was getting annoyed.  Basically, the first update file properties is filling the Word template and library.  The second update file properties inserts the date fields as text (this is how i managed to get it to work).  After that, I convert the file to PDF and then it is emailed to the employee.   


I wonder if it is because I am formatting the date/time to long date (no time) and when it creates the PDF file, it uses UTC instead of local time?



Advocate I
Advocate I

I got stuck on this one for ages. The only workaround I found was to use a text column like you did.
I also had to format the date in the update properties, date as text property to get it to show it correctly in the pdf.

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