Google Docs

Google Docs Help & Support

What Google Docs Triggers and Actions Are Supported?

Supported Triggers#

  • New Document in Folder - Triggers when a new document is added to a specific folder (but not its subfolders).
  • New Document - Triggers when a new document is added (inside any folder).

Supported Actions#

  • Create Document from Template - Creates a new doc based on an existing one and can replace any placeholder variables found in your template doc, like {{name}}, {{email}}, etc.
  • Create Document from Text - Create a new document from text. Also supports limited HTML.
  • Upload Document - Copy an already-existing file from another service to Docs. Will convert the file to Google Doc format if possible.
  • Append Text to Document - Appends text to an existing document.

How to Get Started with Google Docs on Zapier

To get started with Google Docs, first click to add a Google Docs account in your Zap.

Click to add a different account

Next, you'll name this Google Docs account. Note: This name is only for identifying the account inside Zapier, it will not automatically try to add a specific Google Docs account.

Name the Google Docs account inside Zapier

You should then get a pop-up window from Google Docs asking you to log-in to authorize the connection between that Google Docs account and Zapier.

Login to authorize your Google Docs account

If you are already logged in to your Google account on your browser, you will be asked to accept Zapier. Accept access to Zapier on Google Docs

Your Google Docs account is authorized

Common Problems with Google Docs

My settings in Google Docs are not being respected when using the Create Document actions#

The Google Docs API does not respect any settings you have configured in the Google Docs app settings in regards to defaults for documents created by Zapier.

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