Secure Word Document


The 'Secure Word Document' action for Power Automate enables you to secure / protect the Microsoft Word document provided.

Input File Types

The following file types are supported:

  • DOCX
  • DOC
  • DOTX
  • DOT
  • DOCM
  • DOTM
  • RTF

Example Flows

Please refer to the following example solutions:

Default Parameters

The default 'Secure Word Document' flow action parameters are detailed below:

  • Filename: The filename of the source Microsoft Word file, the file extension is mandatory: 'file.docx' and not 'file'
  • File Content: The file content of the source Microsoft Word file
  • Password: Set the password used to protect the Microsoft Word document
  • Protection Type: Set the protection type for the Microsoft Word document.


Please refer to the Obtaining the 'File Contents' Parameter article for guidance on how to obtain the 'File Content' parameter ready to provide to an Encodian flow action.

Advanced Parameters

The advanced 'Secure Word Document' Power Automate action parameters are detailed below:

  • Culture Name: This setting is used to set the culture for the document prior to conversion. Please refer to the Culture Names article for a list of supported cultures


Return Parameters

The 'Secure Word Document' flow action returns the following data. 

Standard Return Values

  • Filename - The filename for the processed Microsoft Word document.
  • FileContent - The processed file content (Base 64).
  • OperationId - The unique ID assigned to this operation.
  • HttpStatusCode - The HTTP Status code for the response.
  • HttpStatusMessage - The HTTP Status message for the response.
  • Errors - An array of error messages should an error occur.
  • Operation Status - Indicates whether the operation has been completed, has been queued or has failed.
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