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).

Step 2

Open the Options window by clicking the button in the Mail Merge sidebar.

Step 3

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

Step 4

Select Yes from the Save to PDF drop-down.

This will create a copy of your merged documents in PDF format, in addition to the default Google Docs format.

You also have the option to set one of your *|merge fields|* as the file name for your merged 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 merged PDF files, e.g. Merged Certificates.

Step 6

Click Save to apply changes.

Step 7

Select Letters under Merge To and then click Merge.

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