Google Docs comes with a limited number of built-in templates, but you can access many more templates to help you create professional documents for personal, educational, and business use. Here’s how to find and use additional Google Docs templates.
Access the Template Gallery
The easiest way to browse for more templates is through the Template Gallery.
- Open Google Docs and click Template gallery in the top right corner
- Browse template categories like Resumes, Letters, Flyers, Invoices, etc.
- Hover over a template thumbnail and click Use template to create a new file
- Open the Google Docs app and tap the + button
- Tap Choose template to open the template gallery
- Browse and select a template to use
Search for Templates Online
You can also find free and premium Google Docs templates by searching online:
- Websites like TheGoodDocs and Template.net offer 100% editable templates
- Search Google for terms like “google docs templates”
- Check Chrome Web Store for Google Docs add-ons with templates
When you find a template you want to use, click Copy to Google Drive or Open in Docs to create a new file with the selected template.
Submit Your Own Templates
If you have a G Suite account, you can create custom templates and submit them for your organization’s use:
- On desktop: Click Template gallery > Submit template to upload it
- On mobile: Template submitting is only available on desktop
Tips for Choosing Templates
Consider the following when browsing templates:
- Purpose – Pick a template that matches your document purpose and content
- Branding – Match feminine templates to delicate niches and vice versa
- Formatting – Focus on templates with clear, readable formatting
- Images – Templates with images/graphics can help communicate your message
- Layout – Well-structured templates simplify editing and customizing
Types of Templates Available
Here are some common Google Docs templates to help with personal, educational, and business needs:
- Grocery lists
- Budget spreadsheets
- Meal planners
- Job application documents
- Essay outlines
- Reading logs
- Lesson plans
- Grade books
- Reference lists
- Marketing plans
- HR documents
So explore the available Google Docs templates and take advantage of professionally designed layouts, visuals, and structure to create high-quality documents with ease!