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Create a file from a template

Use templates to create formatted files like a resume, budget, or order form.

Make a file from a template

Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Forms

  1. On a computer, go to Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Forms.
  2. To use a template, click the one you want.
  3. To see more options, at the top, click Template gallery.

You can also use templates when you're in a file. Click File and then New and then From template.

Use a template from Google Drive
  1. On a computer, go to drive.google.com.
  2. At the top left, click New.
  3. Next to the type of file you want to create, click the arrow and then.
  4. Click From a template.
Use a template with add-ons

Some templates have add-ons included with them. Before you can use the add-ons with your document, you have to add them:

  1. On a computer, open the template you want to use.
  2. At the right, find the add-ons you want to use.
  3. Click Add to DocsAdd to Sheets, or Add to Slides.

Learn more about add-ons.

Templates are available in these languages

  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Chinese
  • Dutch
  • English
  • European Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Latin American Spanish

Show or hide templates

 

You can choose if you want to see templates on your home screen.

Hide templates
  1. On a computer, go to Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Forms.
  2. At the top right, click More More.
  3. Click Hide templates.
Show templates

Use templates when gallery is hidden

To use templates after you hide them:

  1. At the bottom right, hold your mouse over Create Add.
  2. Click the blue circle labeled 'Choose template.'

Show all templates

  1. On a computer, go to Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Forms.
  2. At the top left, click Menu Menu and then Settings.
  3. Click Display recent templates on home screens.

Mary is a Docs & Drive expert and author of this help page. Leave her feedback below about the page.

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