How To Make A Template In Google Docs

Last Updated on July 21, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a template in Google Docs.

How To Make A Template In Google Docs

Creating a template in Google Docs can be a great way to save time and make sure that all of your documents have the same look and feel. This is particularly useful when working with documents within an organization.

For example, you may want to create a template for a company newsletter, so that the formatting from issue to issue is consistent. Or you may want to create a template for an invoice so that you have a standardized way to keep track of payments.

In this guide, we will show you how to make a template in Google Docs. We will cover how to submit a template to your organization’s repository as well as how to create and use a template using regular Google Docs files.

How to Create a Template in Google Docs

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to create a template in Google Docs.

Step 1

First, head to the Google Docs homepage using your preferred browser.

Step 2

Click on the Template gallery button.

Step 3

If your Google account is part of an organization, you’ll be able to see a list of all templates submitted by other members of the organization. Click on Submit template to add your own template to this page.

Step 4

Click on Select a document to choose what document you want to convert into a template.

Step 5

Use the Open a file dialog box to find the document you want to use as a template. Select your desired file and click Open.

Step 6

You can choose whether to submit a copy of the file rather than the original. You must also indicate the category to place the template in. Click on Submit to proceed.

In our example above, we’ve added a slideshow template and placed it under the Reports & proposals category.

Step 7

If you are not part of an organization, you can choose to make a template manually.

First, open the document you want to use as a template. It is a good idea to change the filename to indicate that the document is acting as a template. This will help other users know what file to use when creating new copies.

You may then choose to rename the copy and select which folder to place it.

Click on Make a copy to proceed.

Step 8

Right-click on the file and select Make a copy.

You should now have a copy of your template.

Summary

This guide should be everything you need to learn how to make and copy from a template in Google Docs.

You may make a copy of this sample template to test it out on your own.