Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Saving Themes
Figure 20-5 By arranging two presentations side by side, you can drag slides from one to the
other to copy the slides. The slides take on the formatting of the new presentation unless you
choose Keep Source Formatting from the Paste Options button that appears after you copy the
Saving Themes
Office themes are an integral part of PowerPoint—so much so that, unlike in other Office
2010 programs, almost an entire tab (the Design tab) is dedicated to their use. You can also
specify a theme when you create a presentation using File, New.
For details, see “Applying Themes” on page 611 and “Creating a New Presentation” on
page 597.
Because you can customize themes, they provide an important benefit—branding. Many
businesses create their own themes to ensure that the presentations they create match their
company image. Typically, this involves choosing a pre-existing theme and then modifying
the individual elements—fonts, colors, effects, and backgrounds.
After you have a presentation’s theme looking the way you want, save the theme so that
you can reuse it in other presentations. From the Themes gallery on the Design tab, choose
Save Current Theme. Saved themes show up at the top of the Themes gallery and are
available in other Office programs as well.
You can also send your themes to coworkers and friends. By default, themes have the
extension .thmx and are stored in %AppData%\Microsoft\Templates\Document Themes.
(On a Windows 7 computer with default settings, %AppData% expands to C:\Users\
username \AppData\Roaming.)
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