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and description properties (but you cannot actually edit the list template from the gallery). You
can also download list templates from the gallery. This is good for backing up the template in
case of emergency. If you create a new list template, it will appear on the Create page, just like
the original template it was based on (and in the correct category as well). However, unlike the
prebuilt lists, the list templates you create may need to be deleted or renamed so they have their
own gallery. Chapter 7, “Creating Lists,” shows how to create lists and list templates.
T H E M E
This gallery (Figure 10.6) holds all the available site themes for use in the site collection. Themes
are a quick and easy way to change the look and feel of a site. A theme consists of Office Open
XML files packed in a *.thmx file (which is actually a compressed folder; if you change the
extension to *.zip, you can unzip it). If this sounds familiar, it’s because this is the same way
themes are built and deployed in PowerPoint.
FIGURE 10.6
The Theme Gallery
A theme changes two things: color and font. If you recall, you applied one to a new subsite
in the previous chapter. The color changes are based on a palette that showcases exactly what
colors are going to be used. You can see the colors and fonts used in each theme under the
Look And Feel section of Sites Settings. A theme does not change the fundamental layout of
the site or affect the contents (web parts, libraries, lists, and so on) in any way—it just changes
color and font.
The theme’s files are stored in the gallery (which is simply a document library), but copies
of the default themes are also available in the file structure of the server in the following
directory: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\
TEMPLATE\GLOBAL\Lists\themes.
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