UiPath automation for converting a docx file to a pdf file

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What is the automation process to convert a word (.docx) file to a PDF file using UiPath automation?
Mar 8, 2019 in RPA by Rashmi
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Hey Rashmi, that's actually a very easy automation process. All you need for this is UIPath Word Dependencies. Now below are the steps to convert a .docx file to a .pdf file using UiPath:

1. Create a new Sequence and click Manage Dependencies. Navigate to Official and download Word dependencies.

2. Now from the Activities pane, add Word Application Scope and enter the file path of your .docx file.

3. Then drag the Export to PDF activity and enter the file name and path of new pdf file which you want to create.

And that's it, run this automation and you will have your newly created pdf file:

answered Mar 8, 2019 by Abha
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Hi - this is so helpful.  I have an existing Word file that I would like to covert to a PDF file.  I followed the instruction above and when I do, it created a copy of the Word file (with no contents) and then generates the PDF file from that.  How can I adjust this to look at my original Word file?

You can use the Export Pdf activity for this. 

Do one thing. Read file name first.

  1. In Assign, String filename = Path.GetFileNameWithoutExtension(item)

  2. Export to PDF, pass like this “folderPath”+filename+".pdf"

Hope this helps! 

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