Populate a word template using dynamic entity values

I need to produce reports for a dataset.  The Mendix-inhouse document template is far too limited for what I want, plus I already have several word templates setup. I’ve found the ‘Document Generator For Mendix’ plugin but surely there is a simpler, free alternative. Surely there is a Java action which can take in a word document, find and replace <<field>> with it’s associated attribute and then return a PDF or the edited word document back.   To clarify,  I want to create a word template which will have fields such as <<field 1>>, <<field 2>> etc.. automatically be populated within Mendix and then exported back out as a PDF. 
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My Word Template demo project does that, but the Word document can’t be converted to PDF sadly