Copy the doc's shareable link and remove the edit and replace it with template/preview
A few great items to point out about this:
- Users can preview the file you share entirely - when you force a copy the user will not see the contents before making a copy
- If the users like the file they can select use template (upper-right of screen)
- You will not have to rethink if you forced the copy correctly or fear the dreaded "asking for permission"
- One item of note - if sharing the item in Google Classroom - Tony Vincent (great follow) suggested to take the URL with template/preview on the end and paste it in a URL shortener. Then take that shortened URL and paste it in Classroom. It works very nicely.
Embedded below is a GIF followed by a 56 second YouTube tutorial.