How to get a PDF version of a Google Drive file such as Google Docs, Google Sheets, or Google Slides?

  • 19 January 2022
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How to Get the PDF Version of a GDrive File (GDocs / GSheets / GSlides)

 

Did you know GDrive automatically makes a PDF version of the file available?

 

Simply search for “application/pdf” in the returned response data of the Zap step!

 

Example: GDocs

 

Example: GSlides

 

Troy Tessalone 1 year ago

Hi @Waggie 

Yes, use the Zap action: GDrive Upload File

 

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Hi @jasperpeeters 

Best to post your own topic with screenshots showing how your steps are outlined and configured.

Hey guys,

 

This thread mentions also addressing google sheets but I can't find it here. I am currently looking to be able to export google worksheets as separate PDF's. The first is a master board, the second one with info. Around 30-40 worksheets after that (that are based on the master board) need to be exported as PDF. How do I do this?

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Hi @Elina 

Try these Zap steps:

  1. Trigger: GDrive - New File in Folder
    1. This should return the pdf version of the GDoc
  2. Action: Gmail - Send Email

 

Hi! 

 

I have the same problem, but unfortunately don’t understand the solution. I have a GDrive folder where my Docs (previously generated from a Template) land based on a previous Zap.

 

Now I would like to do the following:

When a new doc is added to this folder, I would like to convert it to a pdf and being sent to a specific e-mail adress.

Could you help me please?

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@tpretori 

Make sure the GDrive files are publicly accessible to be used in the Zaps.

You can either change the parent GDrive Folder permission settings so that all the files within the folder inherit those permission settings.

OR you can add this Zap step:

 

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@Troy Tessalone I am getting a timeout error when uploading to GDrive and issues using the application/pdf link as email attachments

 

https://www.loom.com/share/352d9bfc451448c6b44e10e929701d79

 

Have you got any insight here?

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Hi @Troy Tessalone ,

 

Great that worked very well! Thx.

 

Thomas

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Hi @Waggie 

Yes, use the Zap action: GDrive Upload File

 

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Hello Troy,

 

thx for sharing. Question, is there a possibility to save the pdf with a variabel name. I create invoices through Zapier. Via Gsheets and GDocs I create the invoices, now I would like to save them in PDF with the invoice number as name, which is in the spreadsheet.

Best Regards, Thomas

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