Docs, Sheets, and Slides templates

If you want to create a file with a specific purpose, for example a resume in Docs, a budget plan in Sheets, or a project proposal in Slides, you can quickly get started by using a template.

If you're looking for templates that you or someone in your organization created, visit the old template gallery.

Note:At the moment, custom templates are not available in the new gallery.

Find a template

You can find and use templates in each of the Docs, Sheets, and Slides home screens.

  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.

Note: You can also find the templates when you're in a file by clicking the File menu > New > From template.

See your existing templates in the old gallery

If you submitted a template or previously went to the old template gallery to use templates, you can see these templates at

Report offensive templates from the old gallery

If you’re using the old template gallery and notice abusive content, you can report it.

Reporting templates with inappropriate content

Before you report a template, read our content policies.

To report inappropriate content in a document, spreadsheet, or presentation template:

  1. Open the template.
  2. Click the Help menu > Report abuse/copyright.
  3. Select the type of abuse.
  4. Click Submit Abuse Report.
Report inappropriate content in your domain's old template gallery

If you use Google Apps for Work or Education and see a template with inappropriate content within your domain, report it to your domain administrator.

If you're not sure how to contact your domain administrator, click I cannot access my account on your sign-in page to find a contact email address or phone number.

If you're an admin and see a template with inappropriate content within your domain, first contact the template creator to remove it. If the person doesn't delete the template, you may take ownership of the user account to delete it.

Disable the old template gallery

If you’re a domain administrator, you can turn off the ability for anyone in your domain to submit templates.

  1. Sign in to your Admin console.
  2. Click the Settings tab and then select Docs in the left column.
  3. In the “Templates” section, turn off Enable templates for Docs.
  4. Click Save changes.

Policies for use of Content Galleries

Your use of Content Galleries

This version of Google Docs may contain galleries that may present third party content ("Content Galleries"). Content Galleries include without limitation the Templates Gallery, the Scripts Gallery, and any gallery that Google chooses at its discretion to make available to you.

The content and information in the Content Galleries ("Gallery Content"), such as templates and scripts, was created by Google or by third parties. As between you and the creators of Gallery Content, any intellectual property or proprietary rights remain with the creators.

The Gallery Content: (a) is meant to serve as a suggestion only; and (b) is not a substitute for professional advice or specific, authoritative knowledge or direction.

Google does not promise that the Gallery Content will work for your purposes, or that it is free from viruses, bugs, or other defects. The Gallery Content is provided "as is" and without warranty of any kind. You alone bear the risk of using Gallery Content. Google and its suppliers provide no express warranties, guarantees and conditions with regard to the Gallery Content. To the extent permitted under applicable law, Google excludes the implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, workmanlike effort, title and non-infringement.

If you use a Google Apps Script from the Scripts Gallery, the following terms apply to you. Google Apps Scripts may interact with other Google products and services. When using Google Apps Scripts, you must abide by the applicable terms of the following additional terms: the Google Maps API Terms of Service, the Google Finance API Terms of Service, and the Translate API Terms of Service (collectively, the "Google Apps Scripts Additional Terms"). If there is any contradiction between what the Terms say and what the Google Apps Scripts Additional Terms say, then the Google Apps Scripts Additional Terms shall take precedence only as it relates to the applicable Google Apps Script, and not to any other part of the Service.

Content Gallery submissions

If you choose to submit Content to become part of the Content Galleries (your "Gallery Submission"), you direct and authorize Google and its affiliates to host, link to, and otherwise incorporate your Gallery Submission into Google Docs, and you grant Google and its end users a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to exercise the rights in the Gallery Submission, as stated below:

  • to reproduce the Gallery Submission;
  • to create and reproduce derivative works of the Gallery Submission;
  • to display publicly and distribute copies of the Gallery Submission;
  • to display publicly and distribute copies of derivative works of the Gallery Submission.

You agree that your license to Google end users will be perpetual. Furthermore, for the avoidance of doubt, Google reserves, and you grant Google, the right to syndicate the Gallery Submission submitted by you through Google Docs and use that Gallery Submission in connection with any of the Services offered by Google. You retain the right to stop distributing the Gallery Submission through the Google Docs Content Galleries at any time; provided, however that any such election will not serve to withdraw the licenses granted to Google end users under these Terms of Service. In order to stop distributing the Gallery Submission through the Google Docs Content Galleries, you must utilize the removal functions provided within the Service, in which case the Gallery Submission removal will be effective within a reasonable amount of time.

You represent and warrant that (a) you own or have obtained the necessary legal rights to provide all Gallery Submissions you submit through Google Docs, and will maintain these rights for as long as the Gallery Submission is available to Google end users; and (b) all of the Gallery Submissions you submit through Google Docs abide by the posted Program Policies.

Google claims no ownership over any Gallery Submission you submit through Google Docs. You retain copyright and any other rights, including all intellectual property rights, you already hold in the Gallery Submission. You agree that you are responsible for protecting and enforcing those rights and that Google has no obligation to do so on your behalf.

You agree that you are solely responsible for (and that Google has no responsibility to you or to any third party for) any Gallery Submission that you submit. Google is not in any way responsible for the subsequent use or misuse by Google end users who access your Gallery Submission.

Google reserves the right to remove any or all Gallery Submissions at its sole discretion.

Read the complete Google Terms of Service.

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