It’s now easy to use any Observable Template as a starting point for you new notebook.
Just click on the New Notebook icon and select the template you want to start with.
You can still start with a blank notebook if you want to, but Observable Templates get you to a shareable, publishable notebook faster than ever before.
This new notebook modal can easily get you started with a Template.
Note: The New modal is currently available in Observable Next (the latest version of the Observable platform). To opt-in to Observable Next, enable experimental features.