I have developed a Sharepoint list that has documents attached to each record. Most of them are in Word, but I don't want to present docs in Word to my users. Is there a way to store docs as Word (when you upload them), but to present them as PDF's? Thanks in advance to all responding! I have Sharepoint 2016 On-Prem.

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for the above you need some conversion of doc to pdf first then create a view on the basis of the extension of the document.There can be two way to convert your word doc to pdf:

1)third party solutions that enable workflow features like this in SharePoint.

2) Or by Converting a Library’s Word Documents to PDF using Word Automation Services for SharePoint

  • Thanks for the response, I shall review and report back.
    – Dom
    Dec 20, 2017 at 22:44

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