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Google Apps Script to create a PDF from each of the rows in a Google Sheet - PDFCreator_EmailAllResponses. this school. He develops custom applications using Google Apps Script mainly for .. PDF or any other file format and send it as an e-mail attachment, or just. google-apps-script documentation: Getting started with google-apps-script. Download google-apps-script (PDF) Google Apps Script is a JavaScript cloud scripting language that provides easy ways to automate tasks across Google.

Thanks for quick reply! I just sent you the main part of the code to you in a mail. May be this is the problem?: Amazingly with my level of knowledge , I actually got this script to work!

Great work Andrew, thank you. Probably barking up the wrong tree entirely here, but is there any way to adapt this script at all to incorporate other data in the PDF, say for instance a chart of some kind?

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Or is it strictly text only? You can embed whatever info you like in the the doc template before you convert it to a PDF, so yes you could include charts. Could you elaborate on your answer to Mike? To create a pdf with a specific name, replace DriveApp. You could set this dynamically in the script with a field from the spreadsheet if that was more useful.

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Thank you for the quick solution. Thanks for this article. I need help with two tweaks 1 how do i save the pdf in a particular folder instead of root folder 2 how do i also add an option which not only saves the pdf in my driver folder but also pops up a save as window to download on my hard disk?

Take a look at the DriveApp. Folder docs , particularly Folder. Take a look at File. These are both useful features, so drop me a line if you get them working and I can include them in the script! I have implemented your code in my spreadsheet. Hi, take a look at DriveApp for moving the file and MailApp to email it as an attachment. I appreciate your instructions and believe this is exactly what I am looking for, but I am having problems with the last step.

I am unable to find the CreatePDF function. I have saved it to the script editor, but I do not know how to call it from the sheet. Can you please assist? Thanks for the wonderful example.

I am beginner for GAS. If you still have a problem you can share the script with me andrew roberts. Hi, Thank you so much for the code. I have a question: Very nice script, I could make it work, and I am not an expert at all with this kind of things.

Is it possible to generate a pdf automatically, each time a row is filled, and give it a dynamic name? Take a look at this script for generating a PDF on a form submission and a new row being added to the responses sheet: Thanks for the post.

Can you tell if pdf hyperlinks in the original would be preserved in the newly created file? Thanks for the post, it works beautifully. Can you point me in the direction of a modification to save the pdf link generated into the spreadsheet? Hi, Thank you for sharing such a useful stuff. I am stuck at one point. As this script give me issues. I am unable to run it. Thank you.

Any pointers as to which part I need to tweak would be appreciated. THanks Jono.

It works smooth from the begining, however I have an issue when the numbers from sheets in decimals eg. In my spreadsheet, I have financial numbers listed with their respective dollar signs yet when I run this script it only grabs the numerals without the dollar sign. I have one problem, one variable is in the header, and the script can not change it, there is some advice?

The main assumption of the code is that the placeholders have a matching header. English is not my language. I asked the wrong question. One replacement element is in the doc header and the script can not replace it.

Difficult to say without seeing the code. If you share it with me andrew roberts. This morning, the font size is not being carried through to the pdf file. What I am getting with the pdf is the pre-final-Google-formatting which now overflows the page.

Suspect this is a Google problem? And… I went into the template and changed the font size on one line… ran the merge script… whole page was perfect! RE-RAN the script and the font size was larger and page overflowed!?!?!

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The template was using a Calibri font for everything. Changed to common font Arial and it has been working. Hi Andrew — it has been a few days and the use of a standard font seems to have done the trick. Thank you again for the code example! Hi Andrew, thanks for this great code.

But I have a problem as exporting images to pdf. I have student photos in google drive and I want to place images with row data in pdf file.

What can I do for image printing? Thanks again. User authentication is baked into the platform via OAuth2 and requires no code or setup by the script author. Apps Script runs server-side, but can have user interfaces built with Html, CSS, JavaScript, or any other browser supported technologies.

Unlike Nodejs, which is event driven, App Scripts runs in a threaded model. All calls to a script generate a unique instance of that script which runs in isolation of all other instances. When an instance of a script finishes execution it is destroyed.

Functions in Apps Script are blocking so callback and async programming patterns are not needed. Locking is used to prevent critical sections of code, such as file IO, from being executed simultaneously by different instances.

In practice writing Apps Scripts are simple. Below is a simple script that creates a new spreadsheet from a template spreadsheet. The only requirement is a Google Account. You can create a new Google account by going to accounts. Official documentation can be found at developers.

For app-scripts to run they must contain a code. The code. The quick starts in the documentation contain examples. If an api is turned on in the app-script it must also be turned on in the developers-console.

However, the developers console contains api's that can be turned on but do not appear in the app-script interface. For example, Marketplace SDK needs to be turned on in the developers console before the app can be published to the Google play store or to a G suite domain wide deployment.Thanks for the wonderful example.

Reply in forum? In December , I launched a free, introductory course teaching Apps Script from scratch. PDF - Download google-apps-script for free.

Well, the template a google form has been made be my self so I should have the permissions, right? Step 2: Create a Google Sheet and write data to it We have pulled our data in step 1, now we need to write it somewhere.