When you go to Google’s documents you may notice a new templates section, which currently is offering 309 different templates. Adding templates to the documents adds value to the Google site and makes it easier for users to complete professional looking documents.

Google explains the new templates as:

When researching how people use templates, we saw that lots of you create documents for all aspects of your lives. You need resumes and cover letters to look for jobs and fax cover letters and invoices to run your businesses. And of course you want to use documents in fun ways with family and friends, such as unique designs and layouts for invitation cards and calendars. Finally, everyone wants to be able to have tools that “just work”: print mailing labels, track portfolio values, and manage projects without having to painstakingly create documents from scratch.

These needs inspired our new templates and gallery. We developed these in conjunction with Avery Dennison, Vertex42.com, TemplateZone, and Visa Business.

So there you have. With Google documents and the new template feature, you can add professional looking documents for your personal use or for your business.

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Google explains templates.