There is an image in Google Sheet (coming from Google Form) that I would like to insert in Google Doc in Image Format. Currently, I'm getting Url only from the below mention script. How can I get the image. This is the script-

function afterFormSubmit(e) {
  const info = e.namedValues;
  createPDF (info);


function createPDF(info){
  const pdfFolder = DriveApp.getFolderById("1I7ChP1xRbl7GwnvAcXV_9JIHegvsU2PO");
  const tempFolder = DriveApp.getFolderById("1srcXlFgmh01e4Psw_dxM4bNgarY6tfli");
  const templateDoc = DriveApp.getFileById("1xype5jUa6H8VJ4JSaV-KfccSjK5w6e-hmoI1k6MXSOc");

  const newTempFile = templateDoc.makeCopy(tempFolder);
  const openDoc =  DocumentApp.openById(newTempFile.getId());
  const body = openDoc.getBody();
  body.replaceText("{Location Code}",info['Location Code'][0]);
  body.replaceText(" {Timestamp}",info['Timestamp'][0]);
  body.replaceText( " {Upload Image}",info['Upload Image'][0]);

  const blobPDF = newTempFile.getAs(MimeType.PDF);
  const pdfFile = pdfFolder.createFile(blobPDF).setName(info['Location Code'][0]+"-"+new Date());
  /** @type {any} */


Google Doc Format

Currently getting data like this

Google sheet input sheet via Google Form

  • Please show what you tried regarding inserting an image to a Google Doc and a brief description of your search efforts as is suggested in How to Ask. Apr 7, 2021 at 16:55
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  • @Rubén I am trying to insert an image(images are coming from Google Form-I have their link in google sheet-pic attached above) into a Google doc. I have {Upload image} text in the position where I want to insert the image(pic attached above. Currently, I'm using this(full script attached above)- body.replaceText( " {Upload Image}",info['Upload Image'][0]); - As I'm new to this scripting I don't know what changes I need to do to get image from Url to Google doc Apr 8, 2021 at 15:13

1 Answer 1


You are trying to add an image uploaded from a Google Form into a Google Document (via Google Spreadsheet) but only the image url is being inserted into the document.

To implement this answer, do the following:

1 - Establish the index number for the paragraph {Upload Image} in the Google Document.

2 - Replace <indexnumber> in the code below with the index number of the paragraph.

3 - Delete this line

body.replaceText( " {Upload Image}",info['Upload Image'][0]);

4 - Substitute these lines

body.replaceText("{Upload Image}", "");
// Convert image to blob
var myimage  = info['Upload Image'][0];
var fileID = myimage.match(/[\w\_\-]{25,}/).toString();
var blob   = DriveApp.getFileById(fileID).getBlob();
body.insertImage(<indexnumber>, blob);

There are two aspects to this answer:

1 - body.replaceText( " {Upload Image}",info['Upload Image'][0]);

This is literally replacing one piece of text {Upload Image} with a second piece of text (the document url); instead you need to delete {Upload Image}. This is the purpose of body.replaceText("{Upload Image}", "");

2 - body.insertImage()

The image needs to be converted to a blob, and then inserted with insertImage().

There are two arguments:

  • the first is the childIndex for the position to insert the image; this is the purpose of establishing the index number for the paragraph {Upload Image}.
  • the second is the blob.

Document template

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Credit: Digital Inspirations for the regex to return the file ID of the image.

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