We are using SP 2016 with Word automation services enabled. I am able to convert word documents to PDF using the powershell commands. But, if I would want the users to convert on a fly, should we depend on a third party tool (Like Muhimbi)? Or the only solution is custom solution in SP 2016? I am not a developer and hence I am asking this. Using the PS commands I am able to give the url of the documents and convert them fine.

Any help is appreciated.



As with SharePoint 2010 and 2013, to use Word Automation Services will require you to develop a custom server-side (SSOM) solution. Muhimbi is another option which can either leverage WAS or it's own internal method of DOCX -> PDF conversion.

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  • Thanks for the response Trevor.So if we are not using Muhimbi, then we need to use custom code to ha e this feature enabled right?More of a developer work? – Vijay Vankeepuram Nov 27 '17 at 15:51
  • That's correct. I created a solution for WAS years ago which I haven't had the time to maintain, but it'll give you an idea of what is required - github.com/Nauplius/WAS. – Trevor Seward Nov 27 '17 at 15:52

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