I have created a 2010 workflow in SharePoint Designer 2013 which creates a Word document in a Document Library. This functionality works as desired. I would like the workflow to also open the Word document once the document has been created. Is this possible?


Open it for display? No. Workflows are asynchronous and do not directly interact with the user or the user interface. A workflow can add an item to a task list or send an email to give the user a link to the document.

  • Thanks Mike, much appreciated. I figured that was likely the case, but it's good to have it confirmed. I will most likely setup an email with a link to the document instead. – jars121 Jun 18 '18 at 1:59

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