Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Working with Themes
4. Pick a color you like.
As you can see, a plethora of color choices are available. This gallery
reminds me of the shelf of paint color chips in the paint section of a
hardware store.
5. If you don’t like any of the choices, click the More Colors button.
Doing this brings up the Colors dialog box, as shown in Figure 8-6. As
you can see, PowerPoint displays what looks like a tie-dyed version of
Chinese checkers. (Note that this dialog box comes up with the Standard
tab selected. If you used the Custom tab the last time you used this
dialog box, the Custom tab will be selected instead.)
Figure 8-6: A wonderful world of color.
6. Click the color that you want and then click OK.
After you click OK, you’re whisked back to the Create New Theme Colors
dialog box.
7. (Optional) Repeat Steps 3 through 6 for any other colors you want to
8. Click Save.
The new color scheme is saved.
The Standard tab of the Colors dialog box (refer to Figure 8-6) shows 127
popular colors, plus white, black, and shades of gray. If you want to use a color
that doesn’t appear in the dialog box, click the Custom tab. This step draws
forth the custom color controls, as shown in Figure 8-7. From this tab in the
dialog box, you can construct any of the 16 million colors that are theoretically
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