In this tutorial, we will show you how to compress PDFs using PDF.co and Zapier.

  1. Create a Zap
  2. Google Drive App
  3. Setup Trigger
  4. Test Trigger
  5. Test Trigger Result
  6. Add PDF.co App
  7. Setup Action
  8. Test Action
  9. Test Result
  10. Output

We will use this sample PDF document in this tutorial.

Sample PDF Document
Sample PDF Document

Step 1: Create a Zap

Step 2: Google Drive App

  • Next, select the Google Drive app and choose the New File in Folder as a trigger.

Google Drive App

Step 3: Setup Trigger

Let’s set up the trigger

  • In the Drive field, select My Google Drive.
  • In the Folder field, enter the specific folder where your file is stored.

Setup Trigger

Step 4: Test Trigger

  • After setting up, click on the test trigger button.

Test Trigger

Step 5: Test Trigger Result

  • Once the test trigger was successful, you may now add another app.

Test Trigger Result

Step 6: Add PDF.co App

  • Let’s select the PDF.co app and choose the PDF Compressor as an event.

Add PDF.co App

Step 7: Setup Action

Let’s set up the action

  • Select the Web Content Link from Google Drive for the Input PDF URL field.
  • Then, type in your desired file name for the output PDF.

Setup Action

Step 8: Test Action

  • Click on the test and review button to test the action.

Test Action

Step 9: Test Result

  • Great! Our test was a success, kindly copy the URL and paste it into your browser to view the output.

Test Result

Step 10: Output

  • Here’s the output of the PDF.co PDF Compressor.
PDF Compressor Output
PDF Compressor Output

In this tutorial, you learned how to compress PDFs using PDF.co and Zapier. You learned how to set up PDF.co PDF Compressor and compressed the file so it could be downloaded more quickly.

 

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