How to Add Text and Images with Links to a PDF using Zapier

In this tutorial, you will learn how to add text, and images with links to PDF documents using our Web API and Zapier integration.

What is Zapier?

Zapier is an online automation tool that connects your favorite apps, such as Gmail, Slack, Mailchimp, and over 1,500 more. You can connect two or more apps to automate repetitive tasks without coding or relying on developers to build the integration. It’s easy enough that anyone can build their own app workflows with just a few clicks.

We prepared this step-by-step tutorial with screenshots on how to make a Zap using to add Images or Text to a PDF that also links to a webpage.

Check out tutorials about adding links to PDFs using & Zapier integration, and Web API:


Now, let’s proceed to the tutorial on how to add text and images to a PDF file linking to a webpage.

Key points of this tutorial:

  1. Make a Zap
  2. Choose an App & Event
  3. Select PDF Filler
  4. Connect your account to Zapier
  5. Set Direct Link to the Source PDF
  6. Test Action
  7. Test Result
  8. Turn Zap On
  9. Zapier Video Tutorial

The screenshot of the input source PDF file:

Due to great variations of input sources, this tutorial will assume you have already set up the trigger phase before the “Do this” part, where comes into play.

Step 1: Make a Zap

  • Let’s start by logging into your Zapier account and creating a Zap.

Step 2: Choose an App & Event

  • Under “Do this …” Choose App & Event search and select from the list of apps.

Step 3: Select PDF Filler

  • Under Choose Action Event select the PDF Filler option to add text, images, and links to a PDF document.

Zapier - - Choose Action Event_v2

Step 4: Connect Your Account to Zapier

  • Proceed and select or connect your account to Zapier by adding your API Key. You can obtain the API Key in your dashboard.

Connect Zapier to

Step 5: Set Direct Link to the Source PDF

  • Under Customize Pdf Filler set the Direct link to the source PDF and the data to be added, pay particular attention to the syntax, and everything will work correctly.

Configure PDF Filler

To find X and Y coordinates where you should add text, links, or images, just use our PDF Add Edit Helper tool here.

NOTE: Wrapping text can be accomplished by setting the text box height, width, and text alignment in the Text Object field. It uses the following format:

Example: 20;20;0-;Sample Text or 20;20;0-;Sample Text;24+bold+italic+underline+strikeout;Arial;FF0000;;false;120;100;right
For more information, check out our API Docs here.

Step 6: Test Action

  • Now, let’s test the action to see the result.

PDF Filler Output URL

Step 7: Test Result

  • The test was successful and returned a temporary URL, copy the URL and paste it into your browser to view the output.

The screenshot of the output PDF generated with text, images, links, checkboxes, and an edit input box added.     
(added parts are highlighted with the red color):

Step 8: Turn Zap On

  • Give a name to your Zap at the top-left corner, then hit Done Editing, you can then TURN ZAP ON.

Your Zap Is Ready

Depending on your Zapier plan and settings, your Zaps will trigger and the output and logs can be found in your Tasks History.

Now, you’ve learned how to add text to a PDF document as well as add links to PDF in text and images. You’ve mastered Zapier and automation to do that.

Zapier and integration makes adding links to PDFs much easier and speeds up the workflow.

Step 9: Zapier Video Tutorial