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How to Create a Google Doc

How to Create Documents in Google Docs

How to Create a Google Doc

Creating a new document is one of the most basic commands you need in Google Docs. You can create a new blank document, or you can create a new document based on a template.

Create a Blank Document

  1. Open a folder in Google Drive.
  2. Click the New button.
  3. Select Google Docs.
  4. Create Documents

A new blank document is created.

Name a Document

  1. Click in the name field above the document.
  2. Type a new name, then press Enter.
  3. Create Documents

The file is renamed.

Save and Close

Now that you've created and named the document, you're free to start working in it.

  1. Make sure that changes have been automatically saved.
    Create Documents
  2. As long as you’re connected to the internet, Google Docs will automatically save your work.

  3. Close the browser tab.

Create a Document from a Template

You can also create a document from a premade template instead of creating one from scratch. Google Docs has templates for several different types of documents, such as brochures, newsletters, and resumes.

  1. Click New.
  2. Click the > next to Google Docs.
  3. Select From a template.
  4. Create Documents

    The Template gallery appears, with tabs that sort templates into two groups. The first tab is for templates you, or others in your organization, have submitted. The second tab is for built-in templates.

  5. Select a template gallery.
  6. Select a template.
  7. Create Documents

A new document from the template is created. Now, just fill in the placeholders.

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