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.


  • 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.


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.