We prepared this step-by-step tutorial with screenshots on how to convert Email (email parser by Zapier) to PDF and upload it on your Google Drive using Zapier. This is to automatically convert any emails received from your specific mailbox into PDF and upload them directly to your Google Drive.

Email that we’ll be using in this tutorial.

Screenshot of the Source Email
Screenshot of the Source Email

Quick navigation:

Step 1 – Start by clicking on Make a Zap! at the upper-left corner of your Zapier dashboard

Step 2 – Under “Trigger” you can see App Event, search and select Email Parser by Zapier from the list of apps

Step 3 – Under Trigger Event select New Email

Step 4 – Select or connect your Email Parser by Zapier account

Step 5 – Under Setup Trigger choose your specific mailbox where the emails will be sent to

Step 6 – Click Test Trigger. After running a successful test, click continue

Step 7 – Under “Action” you can see App Event, search and select PDF.co from the list of apps

Step 8 – Under Action Event select Anything to PDF Converter

Step 9 – Select or connect your PDF.co account to Zapier

Step 10 – Under Set up action set the Input Type to Raw HTML Code

Step 11 – Under Input set the value to Email Body Plain

Step 12 – Set the Name, then hit continue

Step 13 – On the Test action step click TEST & REVIEW. Once the test returns as successful, add another action by clicking the + (plus) sign

Step 14 –After adding another Action search and select Google drive from the list of apps under App Event

Step 15 – Under Action Event select Upload File

Step 16 – Select or connect your Google Drive account to Zapier

Step 17 – Under Set up action choose My Google Drive

Step 18 – Choose the folder where you want the output file to be uploaded

Step 19 – For your file choose the PDF.co option then click URL

Step 20 – On the Test action step click TEST & REVIEW

Step 21 – Once the test returns as successful you can then TURN YOUR ZAP ON

Step by step guide: 

Step 1 – Start by clicking on Make a Zap! at the top-right corner of your Zapier dashboard

Step 2 – Under “Trigger” you can see App Event, search and select Email Parser by Zapier from the list of apps

Choosing the Trigger App Event

Step 3 – Under Trigger Event select New Email. This way every time there’s a new email to your mailbox , it will trigger this zap.

Choosing the Trigger Event New Email

Step 4 – Select or connect your Email Parser by Zapier account

Choosing an Email Parser by Zapier account to be used

Step 5 – Under Setup Trigger choose your specific mailbox where the emails will be sent to

Choosing a mailbox where the emails will be received

Step 6 – Click Test Trigger. After running a successful test, click continue

Testing the trigger if it is setup correctly

Step 7 – Since we’re done with our trigger event, let’s move on to the action event. Under “Action” you can see App Event, search and select PDF.co from the list of apps

Choosing PDF.co as the Action App Event

Step 8 – Under Action Event select Anything to PDF Converter. Anything to PDF Converter as the name suggests it can convert anything into PDF, e.g. URL, HTML Code, spreadsheets, image, etc.

Choosing Anything to PDF Converter as the Action Event

Step 9 – Select or connect your PDF.co account to Zapier. You can get your API key by clicking here.

Connecting PDF.co account to Zapier

Step 10 – Under Set up action set the Input Type to Raw HTML Code

Choosing Raw HTML code as the input type

Step 11 – Under Input set the value to Email Body Plain

Choosing Email Body Plain as the Input

Step 12 – Set the Name, then hit continue

Setting the name for the Output PDF file

Step 13 – On the Test action step click TEST & REVIEW. Once the test returns as successful, add another action by clicking the + (plus) sign

Test & review that action if it is working correctly and adding another action

Step 14 – After adding another Action search and select Google drive from the list of apps under App Event

Choosing Google Drive as the other action app event

Step 15 – Under Action Event select Upload File

Choosing Upload File as the action event

NOTE: If you are not a Google Drive user, you can use a different cloud storage service such as Dropbox, OneDrive, etc., and look for a similar Action Event.

Step 16 – Select or connect your Google Drive account to Zapier

Connecting Google drive account to Zapier

Step 17 – Under Set up action choose My Google Drive

Choosing My Google Drive as the drive to be used

Step 18 – Choose the folder where you want the output file to be uploaded

Choosing the desired folder where the files will be uploaded

Step 19 – For your file choose the PDF.co option then click URL

Selecting the PDF.co URL option as the File

Step 20 – On the Test, action step click TEST & REVIEW

Testing the action if it is setup correctly and working just fine

Step 21 – Once the test returns as successful you can then TURN YOUR ZAP ON. Give your Zap a name by editing the Name your zap text located at the upper-left corner of your screen.

Here’s what the output looks like:

GIF showing the Output File
GIF showing the Output File