PLEASE NOTE: This advice is for those of you who are using On-Prem SharePoint 2013 prior to release 18.104.22.168. It's way easier in 22.214.171.124 as you have the image URL variable!
Only recently have I started using the "Document Generation" action instead of "Update Word Document" action.
I didn't realize what I had been missing out on. Suddenly, we can insert tables and images easily, as long as we have our populated variables and templates set-up correctly. And the photos can be auto-resized! AND CAPTIONED! Craziness. This is going to save coworkers a LOT of time!
I've taken care of the latter part (the template) for you, and it's attached to this post. The rest of this blog will teach you how to put it into use!
Let's focus on the idea of having an inspector out in the field, taking photos, and writing captions using a repeating section, all via Nintex Mobile - maybe on an iPad. I'll walk you through how we bring those pieces together, and if you need more detail on anything, there's a "further reading" section at the bottom.
Before the Workflow
Before jumping right in, you'll need to do a bit of preparation:
Create The Workflow
Our workflow will have 4 main elements:
1 - Sending the Image Attachments to a Library
2 - Going Through the Image URLs
3 - Go Through the Captions
This is basically the same as the Image URLs bit, with one main difference... we're dealing with a repeating section now!
4 - Build the Document via Doc Gen
Since the template I created for you is already tagged with Cap1 - Cap10 and Image1 - Image10, you don't need ( i think ) to make any changes to see it work with your own form attachments. ....You probably will want to remove my logos though
Save & Publish!
Congratulations, you now have a tidy little document with 2 resized pictures per page alongside their captions. This simple workflow could save your colleagues up to 30 minutes per document generated. Check it out!
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