A template is a pre-designed document you can use as a starting point to create your own document. When you open the template, the fonts, styles, margins, and paragraph settings are already set. For example, one template might include all the formatting elements of a standard business letter, which you would then modify to fit your needs. You can also create your own templates to use later, such as when you need to create the same kind of document over and over.
Microsoft Word Templates
Watch this video to learn how to use and create templates in Microsoft Word. A variety of templates are available, such as for business letters, resumes, and newsletters. You also can save your edits to create your own new template which you can use later. Microsoft Word and Google Docs have document elements you can insert into your template that update automatically, such as the date or time.
Google Docs Templates
Watch this video to learn how to find, use, and create templates in Google Docs.
More Google Templates
Watch this video to see the gallery of templates available in Google Docs. Note that after timestamp 2:13 this video also looks at some templates in two other Google products, Google Sheets and Google Presentation.