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We prepared this step by step tutorial with screenshots on how to set up Zapier using PDF.co and Google Drive, to automatically convert documents to PDF when you add them to a Google Drive folder defined for this task.

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Start by clicking on “Make a Zap” at the top-right corner of your Zapier dashboard.


Step 1 – Choose or search for Google Drive from the list of apps

Step 1 - Setup - PDF-co Zapier Google Drive


Step 2 – Select the Trigger Event “New File in Folder”

Step 2 - Setup - PDF-co Zapier Google Drive


Step 3 – Select or connect your Google account to Zapier

Step 3 - Setup - PDF-co Zapier Google Drive


Step 4 – Select the Google Drive on your account and click CONTINUE

Step 4 - Setup - PDF-co Zapier Google Drive


Step 5 – Copy the targeted folder ID from the URL bar in Google Drive

Step 5 - Setup - PDF-co Zapier Google Drive


Step 6 – Paste the ID as a custom value for Folder ID and click CONTINUE

Step 6 - Setup - PDF-co Zapier Google Drive


Step 7 – Click on TEST & CONTINUE
Step 8 – Search for and select PDF.co as the targeted app

Step 8 - Setup - PDF-co Zapier Google Drive


Step 9 – Choose the App and Anything to PDF Converter

Zapier - Action - Convert any Document to PDF



Step 10 – Select or link your PDF.co account (using Your API Key)

Connect PDF.co to Zapier


Step 11 – Set the URL as Web Content Link (from the drop-down menu) and Pages parameters for the input file and click CONTINUE

NOTE: It must be a publicly accessible file (or folder) for this to work, PDF.co reads it directly from your Google Drive
Step 11 - Split PDF - PDF-co Zapier Google Drive


Step 12 – Give your Zap a name and turn it on!

Step 12 - PDF Split - PDF-co Zapier Google Drive


Files that you will add to your targeted folder in Google Drive will be automatically sent to PDF.co for conversion!

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