Submitting a template

To submit a template to the template gallery from your Drive, check the box next to the item, click the More drop-down menu, and select Submit to template gallery. Then follow these steps:

  1. Enter a short description, pick one or two categories for the template, and select a language.
  2. Click Submit template.

You can also submit a template from the templates main page. Here's how:

  1. Click Submit a template
  2. Click Choose from your Google Drive and select a template from your Drive that you'd like to submit.
  3. Click Select.
  4. Enter a short description, pick one or two categories for the template, and select a language.
  5. Click Submit template.

You should then see your submitted template under the selected categories and under the My Templates tab. It may take up to several minutes for the template to appear. Keep in mind that there's a maximum of templates you can submit per day. When you've reached the limit, you'll see an error message. The template you were trying to submit will be saved, and if it gets approved, it will later appear in the template gallery.

When submitting a template to the public gallery, your Google profile name appears next to the template. You can change this name by signing in to your Google Account, going to the My Account page, and clicking Edit profile.

Notes:

  • Any template submitted to the public gallery could appear in Google search results.
  • We may remove a template if it doesn't contribute to the purpose of the template gallery.
Submitting a template to your domain template gallery

To submit a template to your domain template gallery, just follow these steps:

  1. Click Submit a template on the top right of the templates main page.
  2. Click Choose from your Google Docs and select a template from your Google Docs that you'd like to submit.
  3. Click Select.
  4. Enter a short description, pick one or two categories for the template, and select a language.
  5. Click Submit template.

Your submitted template will appear within your domain tab and the My Templates tab. It may take up to several minutes for the template to appear.

When you submit a template to the gallery within your domain, the name on your Google Apps account should be displayed.

Note: this feature is available in Google Apps for Work. If you have a standard domain, you can submit templates to the public gallery by signing in with your personal Google Account.

Deleting or editing a submitted template

To delete or edit a template that you've submitted to your domain template gallery, first go to the My Templates tab.

  • To delete a particular template, click the Remove from gallery link to the right of 'Owner options,' and then you'll be able to remove the template from the gallery.
  • To edit a template you've submitted, click the Edit details link to the right of 'Owner options' and make your edits. You can also change the content of your template by clicking Edit this document. Once you make changes to the actual document, save and close it to return to the Edit menu. Your changes will appear within the template in the gallery.
Embedding your templates

If you have some favorite templates that you'd like to put on a blog or website, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Visit the templates gallery at http://docs.google.com/templates
  2. Find the template you'd like to use and click the Embed link next to the star ratings.
  3. Copy the HTML code displayed to your blog or website.

The template will display on your blog or website just as it does on the templates gallery.

Content Gallery

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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