Full Error Message:
Error while creating new document. Error message: Error: 404. Error description: Not Found

  • This error can happen when generating a document and you may not have the proper security or sharing settings on your google doc template or storage folder.

How to Resolve:
-Check that you have the proper format for Google Doc ID in document action (Should only contain numbers and letters, make sure you do not have the “/edit” at the end).
-Check your sharing settings in Google Docs template and make sure not set to “private.” See this Google Docs article for more detail on choosing your sharing settings though most popular setting is “anyone with the link” under “Advanced” sharing settings.
-If you are accessing the template from a Google Drive folder (meaning you put Folder ID in document action), you need to make sure the sharing settings are modified on the folder as well. You need to have edit access to the folder in use or be owner of the folder if you would like to generate documents there.
-If you modified the visibility setting to “Company” and then you get an error message that displays in document action, you can see this article for more detail and needing a Google Apps For Work Account.
-It is possible that you are using another app functionality with RS Documents app and record may have been deleted which would cause error message. Test process again to make sure record not deleted and see if error persists.

-If you need more information on google drive or doc sharing settings, you can this article.