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Technology Tips and Tools #6

templates for google

Templates for Google Apps

Templates allow you to save down the form of a Google Drive file and access it to get a head start on your next creation. You can even add your organization’s branding to templates and share them with coworkers to promote a more unified look for your presentations and proposals. Never find yourself staring at a blank page again, wondering where to begin.

VIDEO - This is 2.5 minutes and shows you how to save a template in Google.

LINK - This is the link to the template page.

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Another option is Lucidpress (similar to Publisher in MS Office)

Make brochures, newsletters, magazines, reports, and more.

PRINT: Download your content as a high-quality PDF or JPG that’s perfect for printing. DIGITAL: Publish your work as a PNG or sleek digital document. Everything is optimized for viewing on a computer, tablet, or smartphone.

TEMPLATES FOR DIGITAL & PRINT: - Newsletters - Brochures - Flyers - Reports - Posters - Presentations - Social media graphics - Blog images - Digital banners - Or create your own!

POWERFUL & EASY TO USE: - Simply drag and drop to create your content - Add images, video, and text from Google Drive, YouTube, Dropbox, Flickr, and Facebook

BUILT FOR COLLABORATION: - Collaborate in real time on group or team projects

There is a free version and also a paid version of this app.


Set Up and Use Email Templates in Gmail

How Often Do You Need to Type the Same Email?

To enable message templates in Gmail:

  • Click the Settings gear in your Gmail's toolbar.
  • Select Settings from the menu.
  • Go to the Labs tab.
  • Make sure Enable is selected for Canned Responses.
  • Click Save Changes.

Save a Message as a Template in Gmail

  • To save an email for future use as a template in Gmail:

    • Make sure "Canned Responses" is enabled. (See above.)
    • Compose the message in Gmail.
      • Do leave the signature in place if you want it to appear in messages sent using the template.
      • You can leave both the Subject: and To: fields empty. They are not saved together with the template. (The subject, if you enter one, is suggested for the template name, though.)
    • Click the More options downward-pointing triangle () in the toolbar at the message's bottom.
    • Select Canned responses | New canned response... under Save from the menu that appears.
    • Type the desired name for your template.
    • Click OK.

Create a New Message or Reply Using a Template in Gmail

  • To send a canned message or reply:

    • Do make sure "Canned Responses" is enabled, of course, and the canned reply is created. (See above.)
    • Start a new message or reply.
    • Click the More options triangle () in the message's formatting toolbar (to the composition area's bottom).
    • Point to Canned responses in the menu that shows.
    • Select the desired template under Insert.

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Tschabitscher, Heinz. 'How To Use Email Templates In Your Gmail'. About.com Tech. N. p., 2015. Web. 8 Dec. 2015.