Trigger Setup – Step-by-Step

  1. Setup trigger, select Google Drive as App Event
  2. Choose New File in Folder as Trigger Event
  3. Select drive and folder
  4. Test trigger

Create PDF from scratch using PDF Filler – Step-by-Step

  1. Setup action, select PDF.co as App Event
  2. Choose PDF Filler as Action Event
  3. Setup action parameters
  4. Test action
  5. Created PDF from scratch

Create PDF from scratch using HTML to PDF – Guide

  1. Setup action, select PDF.co as App Event
  2. Choose HTML to PDF Converter as Action Event
  3. Setup action parameters
  4. Test action
  5. Created PDF from scratch

We prepared these two step-by-step tutorials with screenshots to teach you how to create PDF from scratch using PDF.co and Zapier.

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

Step 1: Setup trigger, select Google Drive as App Event

Choosing google drive as the trigger app

Step 2: Choose New File in Folder as Trigger Event

NOTE: For this tutorial, I’m using Google Drive storage. You may also use other cloud storage as your trigger, just look for a similar trigger event.

Choosing new file in folder as the trigger event

Step 3: Select drive and folder

Selecting drive and folder

Step 4: Test trigger

Test the trigger

For PDF Filler Option

Step 5: Setup action, select PDF.co as App Event

Select PDF.co as the action app

Step 6: Choose PDF Filler as Action Event

Choose PDF Filler as action event

Step 7: Setup action parameters

  • For Source PDF leave it blank to create a new PDF
  • For Text objects, the basic format would be X;Y;Page;Text;FontSize;FontName
  • For Images, the basic format would be X;Y;Page;URLtoImage

Setup action parameters

Step 8: Test action

Test action

Step 9: Created PDF from scratch

Screenshot of the created PDF from Scratch using PDF Filler
Screenshot of the created PDF from Scratch using PDF Filler

For HTML to PDF Option

Step 5: Setup action, select PDF.co as App Event

Select PDF.co as the action app

Step 6: Choose HTML to PDF Converter as Action Event

Choose HTML to PDF Converter as action event

Step 7: Setup action parameters

  • For Input HTML or URL, you can put your HTML code or URL of a website that you want to convert into PDF
  • For Page Orientation, you may choose either Portrait or Landscape
  • For Page Size, you may choose from different page sizes
  • For Override Page Size, you can set your custom page size
  • For Override Margins, you can set your custom margins
  • For HTML Template Data, will be the template for your macros

Setup action parameters

Continuation for action parameters

Step 8: Test action

Test action

Step 9: Created PDF from scratch

Screenshot of created PDF file from Scratch using HTML to PDF
Screenshot of the created PDF file from Scratch using HTML to PDF

In this tutorial, you’ve learned how to create a PDF from scratch using PDF.co and Zapier.

How to Create PDF from Scratch – Video

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