Viewing Word, PowerPoint & HTML files stored in SharePoint in Power Apps

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could view Word, PowerPoint & HTML files stored in SharePoint in your Power Apps in the PDF Viewer control with nothing more than a single expression / formula on the Document property of the control. One line of code, no Power Automate flow 😊. That’s it.

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Alternate techniques to view all types of documents stored in SharePoint Document Libraries within PowerApps

In this blog four alternate techniques are outlined that enable App Makers to render the practically any type of document stored in SharePoint Document Libraries in PowerApps

1. Actual PDF documents ( Basic Flow )
2. Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, HTML files (and numerous other document types) converted to PDF documents on-the-fly
3. Thumbnail images of the documents generated on-the-fly
4. Actual PDF documents
( Advanced Flow with Graph APIs )

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PowerApps: Booking System – Automated generation of PDF Booking Confirmation document using a Word template

Showcase of a Booking System & Email Campaigns Power App leveraging a SharePoint Document Library associated with MS Word template to automatically generate a Booking Confirmation document (alternative solution vs using the Word Online Premium Connector)

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Displaying high quality photos in PowerApps leveraging the SharePoint Graph APIs

Displaying images / photos stored in SharePoint with PowerApps historically has proved challenging for many frustrated App Makers. The Graph v2 APIs to the rescue…

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