Google Docs templates and Google Apps

Google Docs templates and Google Apps

Recent changes in the way that Google is doing redirects between Google Drive and Google Docs has made it extremely difficult (if not impossible) to reach templates for your Google Apps for Work domain if you are also logged into a non-Apps Google account at the same time.

Previously, if you went to https://docs.google.com/templates it would go to the templates. Now, it redirects you to https://drive.google.com/templates which will automatically show you the templates for your (non-Apps) Google account:

Templates - non-Apps account

Attempting to change the user by clicking on the image will just direct you back around to the https://drive.google.com/ for the selected user.

The only way you can get to this (as of today) is to use the “old style” URL of https://drive.google.com/a/domain.com/templates where domain.com is your Google Apps for Work domain name.

Templates - Apps account

One of the advantages of this process is that you can jump around between your logged in identities by changing domain.com in the URL to match the Apps account you are looking for.

 

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Michael Gibbs

I'm a technologist at heart, assisting companies best utilize the Internet to market themselves and sell their products and services online. This includes organizations as large as Google and as small as one or two individuals.
At Over The Top and Exhibit A Communications, I've programmed solutions for Google as well as at least one other company that was later acquired by Google.

I've been CTO of an Internet SaaS company and spent my time pretty evenly between guiding the future technical strategy of the company, architecting software solutions for my dev teams, designing and running a data center to service our clients world-wide as well as being a technical evangalist/sales engineer to our media clients large and small.

I've also been Chief Photographer of the Daily Sun/Post newspaper back when it was a 5-day a week daily newspaper.

I also spent a great many years as a beach lifeguardfor the City of San Clemente as well as Jr. Lifeguard instructor and then as it's program coordinator.
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