Merge to PDF Files from Google Docs

How do I merge to PDF files from Google Docs?

This article describes how to merge Google Docs templates directly to PDF format, thereby removing the need to convert each file individually.

Available From the Google Docs Add-on Only

Step 1

Write your document template in Google Docs (see the example document template in the screenshot below).

This will serve as the basis for your online PDF mail merge.

Step 2

Click the Options button in the Mail Merge sidebar.

This will open the Options dialog box, which contains settings to mail merge to PDF and save as individual files.

Step 3

Select Multiple Documents from the Merge Letters Into drop-down.

This enables a mail merge to separate PDF files.

Step 4

Select Yes from the Save to PDF drop-down.

This will create individual mail merge PDF files, in addition to the default Google Docs format.

You also have the option to set one of your *|merge fields|* as the file name when you save your separate PDF mail merge documents using the Merged Document Name drop-down, e.g. Company Name.

Step 5

Click My Drive under Save Merged Files To.

From here you can select a Google Drive folder in which to save your individual mail merge PDF documents, e.g. Merged Certificates.

Step 6

Click Save.

This will save your PDF mail merge to individual letters or certificates.

Step 7

Select Letters under Merge To and then click Merge.

This will begin your free PDF mail merge and create separate PDF documents.

Successful merge message with a link to the Merged Certificates folder

Merged Certificates folder with merged Google Docs and PDF files, and the Company Name as the file name