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How To Access The Template Gallery

Until recently, the Template Gallery was accessible from the orange "Create" button.  Until Google brings it back, here's how you can add it.

Click on the Create button, then select Connect More Apps.



Now, type in a "search" for Drive Template Gallery, then click on Connect.

That's it!  Now you should see "From Template" when you click on your Create button.

Google Docs allows you to save any document, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing, or form as a template for others to use. Templates are available in the template gallery, linked in Google Docs, and can be found by searching, browsing categories or clicking directly to the template preview.

With Google Apps Education Edition, you can create templates specifically for use at your school Apps domain. Your school Apps domain has its own template gallery that is separate from the general public gallery. You cannot submit a template to the public gallery with your school Apps account, just the gallery for your school. If you'd like to submit a template to the public gallery, first sign in to your personal Google Account.

When you use a template, you create your own copy, so it doesn't matter if the template owner changes or deletes the original template; your copy remains unchanged.

Classes often have several common formats that can take advantage of shared templates for any student or teacher to use. For example, a teacher could allow students to easily create a predetermined format for bibliographies, book reports, research papers, presentations, or any other type of assignment. Student government could create common documents for club budgets or newsletters. Administrators could create a standard format for reporting absences, grades, or behavior logs. If there’s a document format that can be used by multiple people, it may be helpful to save it as a template.

About the template gallery tabs

The template gallery includes these tabs:

  • Public Templates: displays all templates submitted to the public gallery.
  • 'Your domain' Templates: shows templates submitted and shared within a domain. This is available only in Google Apps for Business and Education.
  • Templates I've used: lists templates that you've used from the public gallery. It shows only the 20 most recent templates.
  • My Templates: shows all the templates you've submitted to the public gallery.

Note: to find what you're looking for quickly on any of the tabs, use the filters on the left side of the page to narrow your search.


Find a useful template

You can use our template gallery to create your document, spreadsheet, presentation, or form. Whether you need a resume and cover letter, an invoice, a birthday card, or any of a wide variety of templates, our gallery can help you get your doc started.

Here's how you can find a template:

  1. From your Documents List, click the Create button, and select From template....
  2. From the templates gallery site you can browse templates by category. You can sort templates by popularity or rating, and by category or type of doc. If you'd like to return to an unfiltered view of the gallery after sorting templates, simply click All templates or All categories.

Searching for templates

Once you're in the template gallery, you can search for templates by language. Select a language from the Narrow by language drop-down menu on the left side of the page, underneath the 'Narrow by category' section. If you'd like to search for templates in all languages, select All languages.

If you'd like to return to an unfiltered view of the gallery after performing a search, simply click Clear Search.