Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Working with Themes
✓ A set of background styles, which are a combination of background
colors and effects such as patterns or gradient fills.
✓ A set of design effects, such as line and fill styles and line styles.
Office ships with 21 predefined themes. These themes are named as follows:
Each of these 21 themes is available in for color variations, which yields a
total of 84 distinct theme variants you can apply to your slides.
To apply a theme to an entire presentation, simply click the theme you want
to apply in the Themes group on the Design tab. If the theme you want to
apply isn’t visible, use the scroll buttons on the right side of the Themes
group to display additional themes.
When you have selected a theme in the Themes group, variations on the
theme will appear in the Variants group. You can then click on one of the
variants you want to use.
To see a preview of how your presentation will appear with a particular
theme, hover the mouse over that theme in the gallery. After a moment, the
current slide momentarily appears formatted with the theme. If you move the
mouse off the theme without actually clicking the theme, the current slide
reverts to its previous formatting.
You can click the down arrow in the scroll bars in the Theme gallery, which
displays an expanded list of themes, as shown in Figure 8-2. As you can see,
this window displays PowerPoint’s built-in themes and also includes links
that let you browse for additional themes. A link even lets you save the
current combination of theme elements as a new theme.