We prepared this step-by-step tutorial with screenshots to teach you how to convert a ZIP file into a PDF using PDF.co and Zapier. This is to convert all the files inside your ZIP into one PDF file.

Quick Navigation:

  1. Start by clicking on Make a Zap! at the upper-left corner of your Zapier dashboard
  2. We will now set up our Trigger. Search and select Google drive as the App event. 
  3. As for our Trigger Event go ahead and choose New File in Folder.
  4. Select or connect your Google Drive account which you will be using with Zapier
  5. Select My Google Drive as the drive to be used and select the specific folder where the zip files are located.
  6. We will then Test the trigger to see if there are any errors or none.
  7. Search and select PDF.co as our App event
  8. Select PDF Merger as our Action event.
  9. Select or connect your PDF.co account which you will be using with Zapier.
  10. Under Set up Action set the List Of Links To Source PDFs, Documents, or Images to Web Content Link, change the value of Auto-convert Non-PDF Files to true, and set the Name for the output PDF.
  11. Click on Test & Review to see if there are any errors or none.
  12. Once the test returns as successful. You can use the link to view and download the output PDF.

Step by step guide:

We will use this sample document and images inside our ZIP file to be converted into PDF.

Screenshot of Source File
Screenshot of Souce File

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

STEP 2 – We will now set up our Trigger. Search and select Google drive as the App event. 

Choosing google drive as the trigger app

STEP 3 – As for our Trigger Event go ahead and choose New File in Folder. In this case, whenever there’s a new file added to your specific folder, it will trigger this zap.

Choosing new file in folder as the trigger 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 Trigger Event.

STEP 4 – Select or connect your Google Drive account which you will be using with Zapier

Connecting google drive account to zapier

STEP 5 – Select My Google Drive as the drive to be used and select the specific folder where the zip files are located. In my case, I put the zip file in the Merge Zip Tutorial folder.

Selecting the drive and folder to be used

STEP 6 – We will then Test the trigger to see if there are any errors or none.

So we’re done setting up the Trigger. We will now set up the Action.

STEP 7 – Search and select PDF.co as our App event

Choosing PDF.co as the App event

STEP 8 – Select PDF Merger as our Action eventPDF Merger can merge multiple documents into one new single PDF.

Choosing PDF Merger as the action event

STEP 9 – Select or connect your PDF.co account which you will be using with Zapier. You can get your API key by clicking here.

Select or connect your PDF.co account to Zapier

STEP 10 – Under Set up Action set the List Of Links To Source PDFs, Documents or Images to Web Content Link, change the value of Auto-convert Non-PDF Files to true, and set the Name for the output PDF. Once done click on continue.

Under Set up Action set the List Of Links To Source PDF's, Documents Or Images to Web Content Link, change the value of Auto-convert Non-PDF Files to true and set the Name for the output PDF.

STEP 11 – We will now Test the action. Click on Test & Review to see if there are any errors or none.

Testing action by clicking Test & Review

STEP 12 – Once the test returns as successful. You can use the link to view and download the output PDF. Don’t forget to give a name to your zap and turn it on.

Once the test returns as successful. You can use the link to view and download the output PDF. Don't forget to give a name to your zap and turn it on.

Just follow those steps to convert a ZIP file into a PDF using PDF.co and Zapier. Here’s the output file for this tutorial.

output file
Output file

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