Modified 23 March 2017 by Ian Weatherhogg


As of this week, the create New menu in Google Drive has a new look

The “New” menu in Google Drive has a new look. Google has announced that the change "allows for easier access to Drive apps and third party apps".

Whilst the new look brings a nicer interface to creating a new document in Google Drive, it has also resulted in the removal of the From template option. This is a strange move from Google and will disappoint those that rely on easy access to templates. Templates can now be accessed by opening any Google document and choosing New from the File menu. An alternative, that we recommend at gAppsTips, is to bookmark the address of the templates area -

Perhaps Google have removed From template as part of a plan to revamp the way templates are handled in Google Drive. We're interested to hear your thoughts and feedback, let us know what you think in the comments.

To read more about Templates and how to work around this change, visit our Templates tip.