Generate a PDF using data from Cognito Forms

  1. Select Cognito Forms as the Trigger App
  2. Choose New Entry as the Trigger Event
  3. Select a Form to be used
  4. Test Cognito Forms Trigger
  5. Select PDF.co as the Action App
  6. Choose Anything to PDF Converter as the Action Event
  7. Setup PDF.co Action
  8. Test PDF.co Action
  9. Get the generated URL
  10. Generated PDF

We will show you how to generate a PDF using data from Cognito Forms with PDF.co and Zapier in this step-by-step tutorial with screenshots.

We will use this entry submitted from Cognito Forms below:

Screenshot of Entries Submitted from Cognito Forms
Screenshot of Entries Submitted from Cognito Forms

Let’s start! Go to your Zapier dashboard and Make a Zap!

Step 1 – Select Cognito Forms as the Trigger App

  • Search for and select Cognito Forms from the list of trigger apps available

Select Cognito Forms as the Trigger App

Step 2 – Choose New Entry as the Trigger Event

  • We will set New Entry as our Trigger Event
  • This will trigger the zap every time someone submits an entry using your form

Choose New Entry as the Trigger Event

Step 3 – Select a Form to be used

  • Choose a Form where you will get the data from your customer’s submission

Select a Form to be used

Step 4 – Test Cognito Forms Trigger

Test Cognito Forms Trigger

Step 5 – Select PDF.co as the Action App

  • Search for and select PDF.co from the list of action apps available

Select PDF.co as the Action App

Step 6 – Choose Anything to PDF Converter as the Action Event

  • Select Anything to PDF Converter from the list of available APIs

Choose Anything to PDF Converter as the Action Event

Step 7 – Setup PDF.co Action

  • For Input Type, choose Raw HTML Code
  • For Input, type in your HTML Code together with the data from your Cognito Forms
  • Then, Name your Output PDF

Setup PDF.co Action

Step 8 – Test PDF.co Action

Test PDF.co Action

Step 9 – Get the generated URL

  • Use the Generated URL to get your Generated PDF

Get the generated URL

Step 10 – Generated PDF

  • Here’s our Generated PDF with data from Cognito Forms
Screenshot of the Generated PDF
Screenshot of the Generated PDF

You’ve learned how to generate a PDF using data from Cognito Forms with PDF.co and Zapier.

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