Convert Document to PDF in SharePoint using K2


  • SharePoint 2010 Server
    Standard or Enterprise (confirmed, see below)
  • Word Services to be installed, configured and started
  • K2 HostServer
  • K2 for SharePoint

Further Information Regarding this Process

Document Conversion Services uses Word Automation Services which is part of the standard and enterprise CALs of SharePoint Server. The feature is not available in SharePoint foundation – hence it will not work and fails.

K2D4SP simple provides the user interface to use the Word Automation Services API. The document conversion is kicked off asynchronously using SharePoint API.

In a distributed environment, K2 uses the above method. It just calls into API and the document will be converted by SharePoint timer job.