Power App Award Generator

Fredrik Engseth
6 min readNov 12, 2022
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Introduction

A little weekend project. Generating award diplomas using Power Apps, Power Automate, OneDrive, and Word Template. In this post, we look at how the project is built in a step-by-step format. Hopefully, you find other use cases where this can be applied. For instance, populating Word templates such as contracts, newsletters, Christmas cards, and any type of document that have similar content and doesn’t change too much.

Table of Content

  • Creating the Diploma Word Template
  • Creating the Power Automate Flow for Generating Diplomas
  • Creating the Power App
  • GIF Walkthrough of the App
  • Conclusion

Prerequisites

  • A trial or environment for customizing apps and flows
  • A license for Office Apps and sending emails with Outlook
  • Familiar with Word Templates
  • Familiar with Power Automate
  • Familiar with Power Apps

Creating the Diploma Word Template

This step-by-step walk you through the process of creating a Word Template that we are going to populate with values from Power Apps.

Step 1: Open Word > Click on More Templates.

Step 2: After clicking on More templates > Search for Diploma > The search result changes to another view.

The image on how to create a word file from an existing template.

When the search result opens > Select the Diploma certificate and a dialog opens > Click Create to create a new Word file from the template.

Step 3: To be able to create a Word Template that we can populate with Power Automate we need to enable the Developer setting in Word.
Go to File > Options > Customize Ribbon > Check the Developer checkbox under Main Tabs in the dialog as seen in the image below.

Fredrik Engseth

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