Converting Google Docs, Google Sheets or Google Slides document into PDF is easy and can be done for free! You just need to change the link parameters. Just follow the steps below:

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Limitation: you can get a PDF version of editable documents inside Google Docs/Sheets/Slides because Google generates them automatically for your Google documents. But if your was uploaded (RTF, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, CSV, JPG, PNG, etc) then you need to convert them to Google Docs first and then create a link to PDF to that document.

How to adjust link to convert Google Docs to PDF

  1. Open your Google Docs document
  2. Click on Share and change to Anyone with the link 
  3. Now copy the link to the document, it will look like this:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/UNIQUE_DOCUMENT_ID/view
    


    where UNIQUE_DOCUMENT_IDis your document’s id

  4. Now you can create a link to the PDF version of your document, use your document id for that purpose and make the link like this:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/UNIQUE_DOCUMENT_ID/export?format=pdf
    


  5. Congrats! Now use this link from the previous step to access the latest PDF version of your document. You can share this link with others and re-use it in automation scenarios.


How change link to Google Sheets to PDF

  1. Open your Google Sheets spreadsheet
  2. Click on Share and change to Anyone with the link 
  3. Now copy the link to the document, it will look like this:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/UNIQUE_SPREADSHEET_ID/view
    


    where UNIQUE_SPREADSHEET_IDis your spreadsheet id

  4. Now you can create a link to the PDF version of your document, use your spreadsheet id for that purpose and make a link like the following:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/UNIQUE_SPREADSHEET_ID/export?format=pdf

  5. Congrats! Now use this link from the previous step to access the latest PDF version of your spreadsheet! Share this link with others and re-use it in your automation scenarios.


How change link to convert Google Slides to PDF

  1. Open your Google Slides presentation
  2. Click on Share and change to Anyone with the link 
  3. Now copy the link to the document, it will look like this:

    https://docs.google.com/slides/d/UNIQUE_PRESENTATION_ID/view
    


    where UNIQUE_PRESENTATION_IDis your document id

  4. Now create a link to the PDF version of your presentation. Use your presentation id for that purpose and make a link like this:

    https://docs.google.com/slides/d/UNIQUE_PRESENTATION_ID/export?format=pdf

  5. Congrats! Now use this link from the previous step to access the latest PDF version of your spreadsheet. You can also share this link with others and re-use it in your automation scenarios.

How to make link to convert Google Drive files into PDF

  1. Open your Google Drive folder
  2. Open your document by clicking on it
  3. At the center click on Open With and select Google Docs, Google Sheets, or Google Slides if this file can be converted into them
  4. This will convert your document into a document for Google Docs
  5. Now follow the steps for Google Docs/ Sheets / Slides accordingly:
    1. How to convert Google Docs to PDF for free and automatically
    2. How to convert Google Sheets to PDF for free and automatically
    3. How to convert Google Slides to PDF for free and automatically

No subscription or a paid services are required to get a pdf version of Google Docs, Google Sheets, or Google Slides documents stored in Google Drive. All you need is to modify a link to your Google Docs document and Google will return PDF version of your document. When you access this link again, it will generate PDF for the latest version of your current spreadsheet, document or presentation. Google can convert DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, JPG, PNG to PDF automatically just by adjusting the link.

If you need to extract data from PDF? Or generate PDF from links or HTML? Then please consider our PDF.co Web API.

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