Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Working with Themes
possible with PowerPoint. You need a PhD in physics to figure out how to
adjust the Red, Green, and Blue controls, though. Mess around with this stuff
if you want, but you’re on your own.
Figure 8-7: PowerPoint offers 16 million colors from which you can choose.
Using theme fonts
Theme fonts are similar to theme colors, but theme fonts have fewer choices.
Although there are 12 colors per theme, there are only two fonts: one for
headings, the other for body text.
If you don’t want to use the fonts associated with the theme you’ve chosen
for your presentation, you can use the Theme Fonts button at the right side
of the Themes group on the Design tab on the Ribbon to choose fonts from
a different theme. Then the fonts you select are applied throughout your
Note that changing the theme font is not the same as changing the font via
the Font controls found in the Font group of the Home tab. When you use the
Font controls on the Home tab, you’re applying direct formatting. Direct
formatting temporarily overrides the font setting specified by the theme. As a
general rule, you should use theme fonts to set the fonts used throughout a
presentation. Use direct formatting sparingly — when you want to create a
word or two in a font that differs from the rest of the presentation.
You can change the font used in a theme by clicking the Theme Fonts button
and then choosing Customize Fonts. Doing this brings up the Create New
Theme Fonts dialog box, as shown in Figure 8-8. Here you can change the font
used for headings and body text.