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Convert Visio Files in Power Automate

By Jay Goodison

24th May 2022

Convert Visio Files in Power Automate

We have recently released a new ‘Convert Visio‘ action which provides the capability to convert Microsoft Visio file formats to the following file formats PDF, BMP, GIF, HTML, JPG, PNG, SVG, TIFF and VSDX.

NOTE: This action may not yet be available within your region, Microsoft commenced worldwide deployment April 2022 and are due to complete by June 2022

The supported input file formats are:

  • VSD
  • VSDX
  • VSX
  • VTX
  • VDX
  • VSSX
  • VSTX
  • VSDM
  • VSSM
  • VSTM

The ‘Convert Visio‘ action covers these very common file format conversion scenarios, with example configurations depicted below:

The ‘Convert Visio‘ action determines the input file format from the ‘Filename‘ value provided (albeit we do some additional validation), i.e. by checking the file extension. Typically, you would pass filenames via dynamic data, for example;

However for these examples we’ll simply manually type the input filename for ease of reading:

Converting VSD to VSDX with Power Automate

The following example converts a Visio ‘VSD‘ file to ‘VSDX‘ format:

For a detailed explanation of the advanced features please refer to the documentation.

Converting VSDX to PDF with Power Automate

The following example converts a Visio ‘VSDX‘ file to ‘PDF‘ format:

For a detailed explanation of the advanced features please refer to the documentation.

Converting VSDX to PDF/A with Power Automate

The following example converts a Visio ‘VSDX‘ file to ‘PDF/A‘ format:

For a detailed explanation of the advanced features please refer to the documentation.

Converting VSDX to TIFF with Power Automate

The following example converts a Visio ‘VSDX’ file to ‘TIFF‘ format:

For a detailed explanation of the advanced features please refer to the documentation.

Converting Visio File to an Image with Power Automate

The following example converts a Visio ‘VSDX’ file to an image format (BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG or SVG)

NOTE: When converting to these image file formats by default the the first page within the source document will be converted, alternatively set the ‘Page Index‘ property to the desired page number. For multiple pages please convert to TIFF.

For a detailed explanation of the advanced features please refer to the documentation.

Final thoughts…

Hopefully, this post has provided a high-level overview of the capabilities of our new ‘Convert Visio‘ action, if you have any technical queries please visit our customer support portal.

We hope you’ve found this guide useful, as ever please share any feedback or comments, all welcome!