Custom Templates Are Here for Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides
G Suite, Google’s suite of productivity tools formerly known as Google for Work, has recently received a significant feature - as of now, you can create custom templates for use in Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Forms and Google Slides.
Why Use a Template?
Any company should have a uniform look and feel across all of its outgoing communications. Usually, this means letterhead with the company logo and contact information. For some businesses, it may also mean consistent use of specific fonts and headings. Even in the online world, style matters and you’ll look more professional with a cohesive brand across all of your documentation.
How to Create Your Custom Templates
Choose “Template Gallery” at the top right of the menu on any of the Docs, Sheets, Slides or Forms home screens. From there, your team will be able to use your template to create a report, presentation, or anything else that your team creates on a regular basis. You can upload any document as a template with the formatting, letterhead and basic layout that your projects require.
Additional Features for G Suite for Business and Education
If you are a G Suite for Business or Education customer, you can require that templates be approved for use before they are submitted to the template gallery to keep clutter down. Just change your settings as outlined in this support document.
Old Template Gallery Being Removed Early 2017
You will have until early 2017 to transfer over your templates from the old template gallery to the new one, and Google will send emails way in advance. However, since the holidays don’t actually leave that much time between now and early 2017, you may want to fit this task into your calendar now if you have treasured templates that are used regularly by your employees.