Save Docs and pages as templates for frequently used layouts or processes in your Workspace.

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Create a Doc template

A Doc template is a duplicate of an entire Doc and all of it's pages.

To create a Doc template:

  1. From the Sidebar, click the Doc settings icon to access the Doc settings menu.

  2. Select Save as Template.

  3. From the Save as new Template modal, type a template name to create a new template.

  4. If there's already an existing Doc you want to use to update an existing template:

    1. Click Update an existing Template in the lower-left corner.

    2. Browse templates or select a recently used one.

    3. Enter a new name for the template.

  5. You can add a description, tags, or select sharing options.

  6. Click Save.

Apply a Doc template

Once a template has been created, you can apply it to any new or existing Doc.

  1. From the Sidebar, click the Doc settings icon to access the Doc settings menu.

  2. Select Apply Template.

  3. Search for a template from the Template Center.

  4. You can click Quick Use or select the template:

    1. Quick Use: Create a new Doc from the template with one click.

    2. Select the template: See template details or customize the template. Then click Use Template.

Using /Slash Commands

Save clicks by using the /Slash Command /temp to apply a Doc template.

To apply a Doc template using Slash Command:

  1. From an open Doc, type /temp and press Return.

  2. From the modal, select a recently used template or click Browse to search the Template Center.

  3. To append the template to your Doc, select a recent template or choose one from the Template Center. You can click Quick Use or select the template:

    1. Quick Use: Create a new Doc from the template with one click.

    2. Select the template: See template details or customize the template. Then click Use Template.

Screenshot of the Doc Settings menu highlighting the Save as Template and Apply Template buttons

Update a Doc template

To update a Doc template from the Doc settings menu:

  1. From the Sidebar, click the Doc settings icon to access the Doc settings menu.

    • You can also access Doc templates from the Template Center.

  2. Select Apply Template.

  3. Select the template.

  4. Update the Doc.

  5. Open the Doc settings menu again and select Select Save as Template.

  6. From the Save as new Template modal, choose Update an existing template in the lower-left corner.

  7. Find the existing template that you want to update.

  8. Click Next.

    1. Optional: You can rename, add a description, tags, or update the sharing preferences.

  9. Click Save.

Delete a Doc template

Delete templates you don't use anymore.

Note: Once you delete a template, it's gone forever.

To delete a Doc template:

  1. Click your avatar in the bottom left corner and choose Template Center from the menu.

    • You can also access the Template Center from the Sidebar ellipsis ... menu or from the Doc Settings menu.

  2. Search for the template.

  3. From the template preview, select Delete Template.

Create page templates

Create page templates to apply a consistent format to pages within your Docs:

  1. From the Page settings menu, click the ellipsis ... next to a page.

  2. Select Save as Template.

  3. From the Save as new Template modal, type a template name to create a new template.

  4. If there's already an existing page you want to use to update an existing template:

    1. Click Update an existing Template in the lower-left corner.

    2. Browse templates or select a recently used one.

    3. Enter a new name for the template.

  5. You can add a description, tags, or select sharing options.

  6. Click Save.


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