Template Tips for Office and Google

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If you work in a big organization like Extension people do, you're going to need to use the branding templates in your Office software once in a while. The video below walks you through some tips to make these custom templates easier to access and use. Plus a bonus tip--how to use templates in Google Drive!




I made this Quick Byte in response to a reader question. Be sure to ask us your questions on the blog or on our Twitter @UMNExtIT!

Note: Several readers pointed out that the "From Template" document type in Google Drive is not there by default. Thank you Karen for answering this question!

In Drive, click NEW > MORE > CONNECT MORE APPS and search for TEMPLATES. It's the Drive Template Gallery. Also available directly from https://from-template.appspot.com

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  1. When I tried to test the forms in Google Drive, I didn't have a "from template" option. I needed to add that app.

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    1. Thanks Bruce. I remember having to add the Templates app as well. In Drive, click NEW > MORE > CONNECT MORE APPS and search for TEMPLATES. It's the Drive Template Gallery. Also available directly from https://from-template.appspot.com

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  2. Is it possible to make a template/UMN branded graphic for a theme to use with Google Forms?

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    1. Hi Sarah, I've had good luck uploading an image (under "Color Pallet") that has some branding items in it, and then Google Forms changes the color pallet to match. I made a quick and dirty example: https://goo.gl/forms/uTNTR4OpJZgVjAtM2

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    2. Here is a link to the graphic I uploaded under Color Pallet, in case you want to try it! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KFGVp2lQpPZt3SYyAyz7cSozSYzafNQJiQ/view?usp=sharing

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