PRPC provides two approaches to convert Word DOC files to Portable Document (PDF) formats. For each approach, the original DOC file and the converted PDF file become two file attachments, typically of separate categories:
To convert in the background:
Install PegaDISTRIBUTION Manager 3.3.5 on an appropriate Windows server.
Add the Utility activity Work-.ConvertAttachmentToPDF to the flow, supplying as parameters both the name of the existing DOC attachment category and the target attachment category for the PDF file.
In later flow processing, ensure that outgoing correspondence that needs to include the PDF file is not sent until PegaDISTRIBUTION Manager returns the PDF attachment. Conversion can take several minutes.