How much time do you spend editing the format of your docs or slides? Have you ever tried to use Google templates for your new budget sheets or for a project proposal? Google has compiled a variety of professional templates that will help you quickly get started with your documents. Forget about the hours you’d have to spend on your slides format, or on the formulas used in your sheets. In this episode, Jenny and James show us how they used templates to create the business essentials for their (made-up) startup: Buzzcakes.
First off, Jenny show us how she created a feedback survey from a Google Forms template available in forms.google.com. She selected the “Event Feedback” template, and just needed to replace the preset text with her actual questions. As the questions format suited her needs, she went ahead and saved the form. The feedback survey was ready in a couple of minutes!
In the meanwhile, James shows us how he set up his marketing brochure by using a Docs template, available in docs.google.com. He selected a preset brochure template made by Go-Go Travel, that had much better formatting than if he was starting from scratch. Also, James didn’t have to be concerned about copyright issues when he selected the images for his brochure. He shows us how he got royalty-free images for his brochure: right-click an image available in the template and select “Replace image”; click “Search” and type the image you’re looking for. You’re good to go!
As for the pitch deck, Jenny selected a slide template at slides.google.com made by Google Ventures. It looked professional and stylish enough for her pitch deck: after selecting the theme that best suited her business, she just needed to focus her work on the slide content. Finally, to set up their budget tracker, James used a template made in partnership with Intuit Quickbooks, available at sheets.google.com. As formulas are already set up in the template, James just had to add his company’s initial budget and some income projections to get a graph in a snap