Description


Creating the same types of files over and over can be time-consuming and inconsistent across team members. Save time with templates in Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Forms. You can choose an existing template or create your own.


Examples

  • Create eye-catching resumes, brochures, or newsletters instantly using Docs.
  • Get an instant format for invoices, budgets, expense reports, or schedules in Sheets.
  • Make your sales pitch, case study, proposal, or status report stand out with a Slides presentation.
  • Promote your organization by creating branded templates for external-facing documents, such as proposals and reports, using any of the Docs editors.
  • Add signatures to an agreement, flowcharts to a process document, import metrics into a spreadsheet, and more with add-ons.


Instructions


Use an existing template

From Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Forms, at the top, select one of the featured templates. Click Template Gallery to see additional templates.

If you already have a file open in Docs, Sheets, or Slides, click File > New > From template and select the template you want.

From Drive, do one of the following options:

  • For Docs, Sheets, or Slides, click New > Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides > From a template.
  • For Forms, click New > More > Google Forms > From a template.


Create your own template

  1. Do one of the following options:

    • Create a new document, spreadsheet, presentation, or form.
    • Open an existing document, spreadsheet, presentation, or form and make the changes you want for your template.
  2. From Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Forms, at the top, click Template Gallery > your organization name.

  3. Click Submit Template.

  4. Click Select a document, presentation, spreadsheet, or form.

  5. Find the template file you created and click Open.

  6. (Optional) To submit a copy of the file instead of the original, check the box.

  7. Select a category for your file.

  8. Click Submit.

Your new template appears in the Template Gallery under My templates.