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File Converter for Microsoft Excel, Word

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Custom Activity

Updated: December 1st, 2020

Published: September 13th, 2018

Downloads: 35586

Language compatibility: Visual Basic

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File Converter for Microsoft Excel, Word

Custom Activity


This custom activity converts Excel and Word files using the COM Interop library.



By converting the files to a different format we can reduce their size making them easier to store/send as attachments/process. (XLS => XLSX; DOC =>DOCX)
We increase the number of options we have for processing the file (XLS => XLSX; DOC =>DOCX - we can process them by reading the xml files inside the resulting docx;xlsx files)
We make them readable without having to have office (WORD => PDF)
We can make them readable as plain text (XLSX => XLS; DOCX => DOC)


Compatible with all versions of UiPath Studio.

Dependencies Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel (>= 15.0.4795.1000) Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word (>= 15.0.4797.1003)


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