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Open a template in Google Docs

posted Feb 10, 2012, 5:51 AM by Peter Knowles
From time to time you'll need to open a copy of a document, worksheet, slideshow, or spreadsheet. When you do that, follow these steps:

  1. Open up Google Docs (choose a blue icon from your apps screen, or navigate to the Documents from your Gmail screen)
  2. Find the CREATE button in the upper left hand corner of your screen
  3. Click on the CREATE button and choose "From Template..." at the bottom of the drop down menu.
  4. Choose from the list of documents that appears. 
  5. **Be sure to click on the "Use this Template" button for the one you want. (If you click "Preview" you will see the document but won't be able to edit it).
  6. The template should open on your screen, ready to go, titled "Copy of..." whatever its original title was. 
  7. Remember to save the document with an appropriate title (maybe just remove the "Copy of..." from the title?)