How to import an invoice template in Google Docs

If a word processor is very popular ie, it has a medium to large user base, you can find templates being developed for it. There are hundreds of templates available at Microsoft Word for all sorts of things; resumes, reports, invoices, and more. Some templates are developed and published by Microsoft and others are developed by third parties. You get free and paid templates together. Google Docs is no different.

invoice template in Google Docs

Invoice template in Google Docs

Google Docs is easily the most popular cloud-based document editor. Microsoft Word has an online version but it is nowhere near as rich as Google Docs. There are many templates available for Google Docs, both free and paid.

Submit an invoice template in Google Docs

Google Docs stores documents online, and has built-in sharing which is why it is a great tool to use to invoice someone. There are many invoice templates available for Google Docs as well but since it is not a desktop document processor, you may not know how to install a template.

First you need to find the template you want to use. You can search online for templates but for the purpose of this article, we are going with the invoice templates published by Wise. The Google Docs template will be listed as a link. You will not download a file to save the template.

  1. Look for an invoice template for Google Docs.
  2. Click the import button or click the link for the template.

  1. Opens a new tab asking if you want to create a copy of the file in Google Docs.
  2. Click the Copy button to create a copy of the template in your own Google Docs account.
  3. A new document will be created with the invoice template.
  4. You can now edit and send the document.

You cannot save a template offline but you can save a copy in Google Docs. Use the copy to create a new invoice every time you need to send one. You can edit the template if you want and you are free to submit as many as you like.


An invoice template, once imported into Google Docs is hidden from the publisher. The publisher will not accept whatever you include in the document. That said, a template may contain a malicious link so be careful where you submit templates and give them a complete read before posting them. Google Doc templates can do a lot of damage but it’s never useful to send a malicious link (knowingly or otherwise) to anyone to whom you need to send an invoice.

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