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Google Docs templates

We have three Google Docs templates:a basic outline, a detailed example with a table of contents, tables, typographic elements, and an appendix, and a letterhead.


To save 18F styles as your default Google styles:

  1. Open the basic outline.
  2. In the Styles drop-down menu, choose Options > Save as my default styles.
  3. Click File > New > Document or open an existing document to apply the 18F styles to it.
  4. In the Styles drop-down menu, choose Options > Use my default styles.

To reuse specific tables or typographic elements in a Google Doc:

  1. Open the detailed example.
  2. Click File > Make a copy… (This will ensure you don’t accidentally edit the original master file.)
  3. Highlight and delete any sections you don’t need, and make changes as needed.

Google Slides presentation templates

GSA slide template gallery


To make a new Google Slides presentation

  1. In Google Drive, click New > Google Slides > From a template.
  2. Once the GSA Template Gallery opens, choose the 18F Slide Theme_MASTER presentation from the list.
  3. This will create a copy of the template. Rename your presentation so that the team doesn’t confuse it with the original.

To import the theme into an existing Google Slides presentation

  1. Open your existing presentation.
  2. Choose the Theme button in the toolbar.
  3. Click Import theme at the bottom of the theme menu.
  4. Search for 18F Slide Theme_Master.
  5. Select and import the theme.

You can choose different layouts by selecting and inserting master pages from the template. For more details, learn about custom layouts and themes.