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December 8: Save Time and Use Templates for Docs, Sheets, and Slides

Like Microsoft Office products, Google has templates for you to use when creating files with a specific purpose (i.e. letters, resumes, schedules...). There is an old template gallery which stores user-created templates for you to use. This allows you to find and share public templates, as well as templates specifically within the organization (Granby Public Schools). I've explored this as a resource for handing out materials that students can then edit; however, it's a bit clunky and the best way to do that still seems to be to have students "Make a copy" of a document. Below are three links for the new template galleries. You will see your own documents at the bottom, but at the top of the screen you can select a generic template to use.


1. On a computer, open the home screen for the type of template you want:

2. Select one of the featured templates at the top of the page. Or, to see all of the templates, click More in the top right.
Google Docs Templates