How to Convert Dropbox Documents via Direct URL to PDF using Zapier

We prepared this step-by-step tutorial with screenshots on how to make a Zap using and Dropbox, to automatically convert URL input to PDF when you add the document to a Dropbox folder.

Setup Zapier &

If you haven't already then first create a free account with and Zapier. Once you have your accounts ready, start with making a Zap (top-right corner button in Zapier dashboard).

Sign Up to
Sign Up to Zapier

Add Dropbox app

In Zapier add the Dropbox app - under “When this happens …” Choose App & Event search and select Dropbox from the list of apps.

  • Connect your Dropbox account by following the steps in Zapier.
  • Under Choose Trigger Event selects New File in Folder.
Configure Dropbox
Configure Dropbox

Test Dropbox trigger

  • After setting up the configuration, test the trigger to make sure that we set it up correctly.
Test Dropbox configuration
Test Dropbox configuration

Add step

Next add a step for and choose the Anything to PDF step.

  • Select a document from the Dropbox step for your input document.
  • Under Customize Anything to PDF set the Source Type to Link to a website and the PDF URL to Direct Media Link. At this point, optional parameters such as Pages, Passwords, and the output file Name can be defined.

Connect step with Dropbox input file
Connect step with Dropbox input file

Test Action

  • Once you are done setting up, click the Test Action button to see the result.
  • If the test was successful it returns a temporary URL. Copy the URL and paste it into your browser to view the output.
Output link file from
Output link file from

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