How to convert word to pdf using Power Automate [without a premium connector]

In this Power Automate tutorial, we will discuss how to convert word to pdf using Power Automate or Microsoft Flow.

So, we will create a Flow that will convert the word document to pdf without a premium connector, using Microsoft Flow or Power Automate.

How to convert word to pdf using Power Automate or Microsoft Flow

Here we will see how to convert word document to pdf using Power Automate or Microsoft Flow.

Basically, we have 2 libraries, one library is Word library where we will upload a word document, and by using Flow we will convert that word to Pdf and store it into a Second library called pdf.

Convert Word to PDF using Power Automate
Convert Word to PDF using Power Automate

SharePoint Pdf Library.

How to Convert Word to PDF using Power Automate
How to Convert Word to PDF using Power Automate

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Power Automate Convert Word to PDF – Steps

Here we will see the steps to convert Word to pdf with no premium connector using Power Automate.

Step 1: Create a Flow in Power Automate

To create a Flow, Login to Power Automate, then click on Create and select Automated Cloud Flow.

 Convert Word to PDF using Microsoft Flow
Convert Word to PDF using Microsoft Flow

Next, provide the Flow name and select the trigger When a File is created(properties only) action. Then click on Create.

How to Convert Word to PDF using Microsoft Flow
How to Convert Word to PDF using Microsoft Flow

Step 2: When a file is created

In this step provide the site address and Library name where you will create a word file in SharePoint Online.

How to Convert Word to PDF using MS Flow
How to Convert Word to PDF using MS Flow

Step 3: Get the File content

Now in this step, we will get the content of the word file, so click on the Next step and select Get File content action. Then provide the Site address and File identifier from the dynamic content.

Convert Word to PDF using MS Flow
Convert Word to PDF using MS Flow

Step 4: Create File in OneDrive

Now we will take the help of OneDrive to convert the word file to pdf, so first, we will create a file in OneDrive, click on the Next step and select Create File action. Then provide the Folder path, Filename (File name with extension), and File content from the dynamic content.

Convert Word to PDF using Flow
Convert Word to PDF using Flow

Step 5: Convert Word File to pdf

Now in this step, we will convert the above word file pdf, so click on the Next step and select Convert File -OneDrive for Business action. Then provide the File id from the dynamic content and in Target type select pdf from the dropdown.

How to Convert Word to PDF using Flow
How to Convert Word to PDF using Flow

Step 6: Create pdf file in SharePoint library

Now in this step, we will create a file in the pdf library, so click on the Next step and select Create file – SharePoint action. Then provide the site address, folder path, file name, and file content from the dynamic content.

Power Automate Convert Word to PDF
Power Automate Convert Word to PDF

Step 7: Delete the temporary file

Now we will delete the temporary file, we have created in OneDrive business, so click on the Next step and select Delete File action, then provide the File id from the dynamic content.

Microsoft Flow Convert Word to PDF
Microsoft Flow Convert Word to PDF

Once the Flow is ready, we will move forward to run the Flow.

Step 8: Run the Flow

Now click on Save and run the Flow create a word file in the Word Document library in SharePoint.

MS Flow Convert Word to PDF
MS Flow Convert Word to PDF

Once you create a word file, you can see flow ran successfully.

How MS Flow Convert Word to PDF
How MS Flow Convert Word to PDF

Now you can see a pdf file gets created in the SharePoint Pdf library,

How Microsoft Flow Convert Word to PDF
How Microsoft Flow Convert Word to PDF

This is how we can convert word to pdf with no premium connector using Power Automate.

In this Power Automate tutorial, we learn how to convert word to pdf using Power Automate or Microsoft Flow. And you can download the whole flow from here

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