Business Purpose

This is a SharePoint plugin designed to allow users to convert Word documents from one file format to another.  This can be useful when documents presently in SharePoint need to be changed to a different format, such as upgrading to a new format or to PDF.

In this version, this plugin provides a workflow for unattended automation of Word document conversions to another desired format.

Technical Information

This solution leverages Word Automation Services built into SharePoint.  In addition to providing a ribbon button in each Document Library, it provides a SharePoint Designer-based workflow for administrators or end users to leverage to assist in automatic conversions.

Supported Platforms

SharePoint 2010 and 2013, Standard or Enterprise

Application Type

SharePoint Solution (WSP)

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