Office 365 - OneDrive for Business - Running flow "Copy as a PDF"

Office 365 – OneDrive for Business – new feature – Out of box flow templates available in OneDrive – One OOB flow is Documents are converted to PDF

Hi All,

Today I’ll demonstrate new feature currently rolling out to tenants. New Feature – Out of box Flow templates in OneDrive.

Now we can able to create and run Flows directly from OneDrive for Business. We just need to select the document and click on the Flow button.

We have two options available – Copy document as a PDF and to Request approval Flow templates.

This feature roll out will be completed by February end across all the tenants.

Here we will discuss one of the OOB available flow – Copy documents as a PDF

Following are the steps:

From Office 365 Admin Center go to OneDrive as

Office 365 - OneDrive for Business - Navigation for One Drive

Fig 1 : Office 365 – OneDrive for Business – Navigation for One Drive

We will redirected to OneDrive as

Office 365 - OneDrive for Business - OneDrive

Fig 2 : Office 365 – OneDrive for Business – OneDrive

Select the document for which we need to execute flow. Once document selected, from command bar click on “Flow” and select the flow – “Copy as PDF” as shown in below figure

Office 365 - OneDrive for Business - Running flow "Copy as a PDF"

Fig 3 : Office 365 – OneDrive for Business – Running flow “Copy as a PDF”

Once we clicked on “Copy as a PDF”, “Create a flow” pane will open as

Office 365 - OneDrive for Business - "Create a flow" pane for "Copy as a PDF" flow

Fig 4 : Office 365 – OneDrive for Business – “Create a flow” pane for “Copy as a PDF” flow

Here, please observe – Permissions section at last – we need to consent the permission to OneDrive for “reading our profile” and “Create, read, update and delete files”.

Then click on “Next” blue button. “Run flow” pane will open as shown

Office 365 - OneDrive for Business - "Run flow" pane

Fig 5 : Office 365 – OneDrive for Business – “Run flow” pane

Next step to click on “Run flow” button to start the flow as

Office 365 - OneDrive for Business - running flow for "Copy as a PDF"

Fig 6 : Office 365 – OneDrive for Business – running flow for “Copy as a PDF”

We could see the progress by clicking on “Show progress” as

 Office 365 - OneDrive for Business - "Progress Pane" for flow

Fig 7 : Office 365 – OneDrive for Business – “Progress Pane” for flow

Refresh the page and we will see there pdf generated as

Office 365 - OneDrive for Business - PDF generated from word document

Fig 8 : Office 365 – OneDrive for Business – PDF generated from word document

This is very good feature to generate PDFs from document.

Thanks for reading 🙂

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