In this tutorial, you will learn how to add text in PDF and upload a file to Google Drive storage using and Zapier integration.

In this demo, we have already configured the input source. It can be anything based on your requirement.

  1. Make a Zap
  2. Google Drive App
  3. Setup Trigger
  4. Test Trigger Result
  5. Select App and Event
  6. Enter the Input File to be Processed
  7. Test & Review
  8. Expected Result
  9. Save the File to Google Drive
  10. Configure Upload Details
  11. Check the Result
  12. See the Saved File

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We will use this sample PDF document to add text and upload files to Google Drive.

Sample PDF Document
Sample PDF Document

Step 1: Make a Zap

  • Let’s start by logging into your Zapier account and clicking on the Create a Zap button.

Step 2: Google Drive App

  • Next, search and select the Google Drive app and choose the New File in Folder as a trigger.

Google Drive App

Step 3: Setup Trigger

Let’s set up the trigger.

  • First, select My Google Drive for the Drive to use.
  • Next, enter the specific folder where the file is stored.

Setup Trigger

Step 4: Test Trigger Result

  • Great! The test trigger was successful and fetch the file from Google Drive.

Test Trigger Result

Step 5: Select App and Event

  • Let’s select as the input app and PDF Filler as the event. The PDF Filler event can add multiple texts or images to the PDF document.

Set PDF Filler In As The Action Step

Step 6: Enter the Input File to be Processed

  • Next, in the Direct Link to Source PDF, enter the input file that you would like to process.
  • Under Text Objects, provide the input text in a predefined format such as X and Y, page index, input text, font size, font family, etc.
  • Then, specify the output PDF file name.

Customize PDF Filler With File Data

Step 7: Test & Review Action

  • Now we are ready to send the input request to If the input request data looks good, then we will proceed with the Test & Review action.

Send PDF Filler To Test Action

  • Once the response has been received from, the output should produce a URL that contains the processed output file. Request Processed Successfully

Step 8: Expected Result

  • The output file looks similar to this. The text Hello World! should be in the top left corner of the output file.

PDF Output With Text Annotation

Step 9: Save the File to Google Drive

  • We are now ready to save the file to Google Drive. Here we have selected Google Drive as the input app and Upload File as the event.

Google Drive Upload File Action Step

Step 10: Configure Upload Details

With the Google Drive account added, it is time to configure the upload details.

  • In the Folder field, specify the output Google Drive folder name.
  • In the File field, paste the output file URL from’s response.
  • Under Convert To Document, choose True or False to convert or not.
  • Then, provide your output File Name.
  • And lastly, enter your desired output File Extension.

Customize Upload File With And Google Drive Data

Step 11: Check the Result

  • The image below is the requested data that we will send over to Google Drive API. If it looks good, then we can proceed with the Test Action.

Send Test Upload File To Google Drive

  • Below is what the successful response looks like:

Test Upload Successfully Sent to Google Drive

Step 12: See the Saved File

  • Go to your Google Drive output folder, and you should find the new output file saved successfully.

Output File Saved Inside Google Drive

In this tutorial, you learned how to upload a document into Google Drive storage using Zapier and integration.