Enabling Templates In Google Docs or Drive

Creating templates can save you a lot of time in ANY application.  Creating them in Google Docs/Drive is especially helpful because you can share them with people very easily.  Before you can create then however, they must be ENABLED in the Google Apps Administrative Panel.  I suppose I could write my own directions, but it's much easier just to cut and paste them from Google's Instruction page :-)  I did create a blurry, not so clear video that takes less than 20 seconds to watch.  It's posted below.  If you follow the read more link below that, you will see the instructions that Google created as well.  I hope this helps!

Google's Instructions On Enabling Templates in Drive

Google Docs includes the ability to define and use templates as a starting point for formatting documents. The available templates are listed in the template gallery. The template gallery includes templates that you have created, templates created by your co-workers, and public templates.

If your users do not have access to public templates, they receive an error message when they attempt to view the available public templates, such as Sorry, your search didn't return any templates or Sorry, no templates match the selected filters. To allow your users to view and use public templates, you must enable them to receive documents from outside of your organization.

To make public templates available to users:
  • Sign in to the Google Apps administrator control panel.
  • The URL is https://www.google.com/a/cpanel/primary-domain-name, where primary-domain-name is the domain name you used to sign up for Google Apps.
  • Click the Settings tab and then select Drive and Docs in the left column.
  • To allow users to share documents outside of your organization, select Users can share documents outside this organization.
If you don't want to allow users to share documents outside of your organization but do want them to be able to view and use public templates, select Let users receive documents from outside this organization.
Google's Page of Instructions

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