How to Convert Google Forms to PDF with Using Zapier

Automated Google Forms to PDF conversion can be a useful functionality if you have loads of forms to process by generating nice and structured PDFs.

Let’s dive into the most comprehensive guide to PDF generation on the entire Internet.

Step 1: View Job Application on Google Form

In this demonstration, we are using the Job application Google form, as shown below.

Google Form screenshot

Step 2: Google Form Associated with a Spreadsheet

Google Forms can be associated with a spreadsheet in the backend to hold all data. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the entire process of PDF generation from Google Forms. We’ll use this spreadsheet data to generate the output PDF. All new rows in the spreadsheet serve as a trigger to process further action.

Google Spreadsheet screenshot

Step 3: Create a New Zap

First, create a new zap. We have provided Google Sheets as the input app and New Spreadsheet Row as the trigger. Select Spreadsheet and Worksheet names.

Creating a new Zap screenshot

Step 4: Test Trigger and Analyze Output

Now, it is time to Test the Trigger and analyze the output data. Before testing, do add a new Google form input. This new input will add a new row in the spreadsheet that we have configured as a trigger for this zap. The data will look like below.

Test the Trigger output screenshot

Step 5: Proceed with PDF Creation

Now, let’s move on to the next step, where we proceed with PDF creation. Let’s select as the App and Anything to PDF Converter as the Event.

Zap event screenshot

Step 6: Configure Anything to PDF

Let’s configure Anything to PDF and fill out the details below:

  • In the Source Type field, the parameter value should be Raw HTML code to convert to PDF.
  • In the Input field, enter an HTML code. It should contain data fields from the spreadsheet such as Name, Email, Phone Number, etc.
  • Finally, provide some meaningful output PDF names in the Name field.
Fill out details screenshot

Step 7: Review the Input HTML

Before sending the data to, let’s review the generated input HTML along with the target PDF file name.

Send Data screenshot

Step 8: response

Here’s the response from It contains fields such as the URL of the output PDF, the total page count of the generated document, etc. response screenshot

Step 9: Generated PDF File from Google Forms

The generated PDF file will look something like this:

Generated PDF File from Google Forms screenshot

NOTE: You can set up the next step to save the generated file in Google Drive or Dropbox depending on your requirement.

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