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Step by step guide:
1. In this tutorial we will show you how you can automatically convert your documents inside the Google Drive into PDF using PDF.co and Zapier.
Our sample document is a DOCX stored in the Google Drive inside the folder PDF.co. Other supported formats are CSV, XLS, HTML, DOC, XPS, RTF, Images, and Email.
Screenshot of the Source Word Doc in the Google Drive
IMPORTANT: if you need to convert Google Docs/Sheets/Slides documents (not files) to PDF, then you don’t need anything! Just need to modify your link, Click here for the turorial.
2. First, let’s set up the Google Drive trigger step. Kindly choose Google Drive as the App and New File in Folder as the Trigger Event.
3. Next, let’s choose the Google Drive Folder PDF.co where all our documents to be converted are stored.
4. Let’s test the trigger to make sure that it is set up correctly.
5. Great! Google Drive found a New File in the PDF.co folder.
6. Now, let’s set up the PDF.co action step. Let’s choose PDF.co as the App and Anything to PDF Converter as the Action Event.
7. It’s time to configure the Anything to PDF Converter.
- In the Input Type field, choose Link to rtf, doc, docx document.
- In the Input field, select the Google Drive link called File.
- In the Name field, enter your desired PDF file name.
8. We can now send the Anything to PDF Converter data to PDF.co to Test & Review.
9. PDF.co returned a temporary URL to access the PDF file. Kindly copy and paste the URL to your browser to view the result.
10. Excellent! We have successfully converted the DOCX to PDF.
Screenshot of Word Doc Converted into PDF
In this tutorial we learned how to set up the Google Drive trigger step to access the folder location where the files to be converted are stored. We also learned how to convert the Word document to PDF using the Anything to PDF Converter in PDF.co.