Convert Drive Files Add-on

Last updated 29 April 2024

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What it does

Bulk convert Google Drive™ files quickly and easily with this Add-on. Convert between Google™, Microsoft Office™, OpenDocument, PDF, etc. Point the Add-on at a Google Drive™ folder, select the file types you want to convert, select your destination folder and whether you want the original file to be deleted, then hit go! Saves having to go into each file individually, selecting the file type to download and then selecting the save destination.


Updates

January 2024


December 2023:

  • Remove original file extension option - based on feedback, the default behaviour for automatically removing any existing file extension has been stopped. There is now a simple Yes/No option allowing you to choose for yourself exactly what you want to happen. The main reason for this change was due to file names containing 'full stops' that would otherwise be lost as the tool treat them as part of the extension.


Convert File Types

Google Doc™ to PDF | Microsoft Word™ | OpenDocument Text | Rich Text Format | HTML

Google Sheet™ to PDF | Microsoft Excel™ | OpenDocument Spreadsheet

Google Slide™ to PDF | Microsoft PowerPoint™ | OpenDocument Presentation

Google Drawing™ to PDF | JPEG | PNG | SVG

Microsoft Word™ to PDF | Google Doc™ | OpenDocument Text | Rich Text Format

Microsoft Excel™ to PDF | Google Sheet™ | OpenDocument Spreadsheet

Microsoft PowerPoint™ to PDF |Google Slide™ | OpenDocument Presentation

Plain Text to Google™ Doc | Microsoft Word™

PNG | BMP to JPEG

Note: a maximum size of 50MB per file.


Instructions

  1. Install the Add-on from the Google Workspace Marketplace™.
  2. You can access the tool from within any Google Sheet™ by clicking the 'Extensions' menu, then 'Convert Drive Files'.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to provide the relevant folder IDs: A folder ID is the last part of the URL e.g. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/this_bit_is_the_ID
  4. Select the type of file you are converting from e.g. Google Sheet™, Microsoft Word™, etc.
  5. Select the type of file you are converting to e.g. Google Sheet™, PDF, etc.
  6. Select if you want to delete the original file after it has been converted.
  7. Select if you want to remove the original file extension, as it looks for the last 'full stop' in the file name.
  8. Select if you want the new file name to include the file extension.
  9. Click the 'Start Converting' button when you are ready and an animated popup will appear. Note: due to Google™ limitations it can only run for up to 5 minutes and 30 seconds at a time. After which you will receive a prompt to 'Resume converting' in order to continue your progress, if there are still files to convert. Alternatively you can close the popup at this point if you do not wish to continue.
  10. Once complete you will see a success message with the total number of files converted.
  11. Your Google™ email address is used to validate your licence, when you run the Add-on. You should ensure you are not logged into any other Google™ accounts to prevent any issues.




Payment

  1. This Add-on has a 14 day free trial period then requests a monthly subscription of £2.50 (British Pounds) to continue using it and all features. No adverts, no in-app purchases, no price increases.
  2. PayPal™ handles all of the payment process - I do not see or store any payment information. You do not require a PayPal™ account - there is a 'guest' checkout option.
  3. Enter your Google™ account email address in the box below before clicking the button so that your licence can be correctly assigned.
  4. The first payment should be processed within 2 hours. Please close down and re-launch the Add-on after this time.
  5. Licences are for named users rather than seats. For bulk adding users please use the Google Form™ at the bottom of this page to provide further details and I will get you set up (e.g. users on your domain).
  6. Refunds will not be given. If you wish to cancel your subscription you can either do so through your PayPal account (which will be immediate) or use the support Form (you must give at least 5 working days notice). Once cancelled your licence will be revoked.
  7. Use the button below to subscribe.
Email address for licence:

Privacy Policy

Who is requesting Google user data? I am an individual developer making my tools available to all that want to use them. All of the data is stored within the Google™ environment, I am the only one with access to it and it is not shared with any third parties. There are no ads and no emails generated from any of the data. No other personal/sensitive data is collected and processed by me.

What data are you requesting? This Add-on accesses your own Google Drive™ in order to be able to view and edit your folders/files. It only accesses this information when you are directly using the Add-on and does not transfer/store it anywhere else outside of Google™. Data it specifically handles includes:

  • The Google Drive™ folder ID(s) and Name(s) so that it can scan for the files to be converted and then create the new ones in the destination of your choosing.
  • The Google Drive™ file Name(s), Type (e.g. Google or Microsoft), Content (as a Blob for converting to another format).
  • Your Google™ email address so that your licence can be assigned and account validated when you run the Add-on.

Why are you requesting Google user data? The Add-on needs access to your Google Drive™ in order to be able to read your folders/files and then create the new versions.

The 'Convert Drive Files' app's use and transfer to any other app of information received from Google APIs will adhere to the Google API Services User Data Policy, including the Limited Use requirements.


Terms of Service

You accept all conditions on this webpage when installing the tool and will not attempt to interfere with its functionality. As an individual developer I take no responsibility for any adverse effects when using this Add-on, but I intend to make every effort to maintain it going forwards and ensure its functionality. It is your responsibility to use the tool correctly and securely.

You will not attempt to copy the Add-on.


Feedback & Support

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