WordToPDF Step

Use this step to convert Word document to PDF.

Last published at: June 16th, 2024


Convert a Word document into a PDF document.



  • wordFilePath--Word file path (on the Server)
  • pdfVarGlobal--Variable/Global to hold PDF file path 



  • True – step executed successfully
  • False – step failed to execute 






Let’s build and execute the wordToPDFDef example.          

  • Create a new definition called “wordToPDFDef.” 
  • Select the definition and click the “design” button
  • Drag a “wordToPDF” step to the canvas
  • Connect the dots between the start and “wordToPDF” step as shown above 
  • Define a variable/global to store the result after execution
  • Click the "wordToPDF" step to configure its "Settings" properties. Provide a name to the step. Provide the Word doc file path on the app server. Provide the variable/global to hold the converted PDF file path. 



  • The “Logging” setting configuration is necessary for documentation and also measures the workflow progress and the percent complete. This is achieved by configuring the step state and percent fields individually, as shown in the images below. Configure the “Logging” using the following properties.


  • Save the process definition, create a new process instance, and execute. 
  • Render the process instance. Click on the process step. The step should convert the Word document to PDF and store the server file path information, resulting in the output variable or global.