Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Customizing a theme
Customizing a theme
Office 2010 includes 40 themes. If that’s not enough, you can modify them and even create your
own themes.
Notice that the Page Layout
Themes group contains three other controls: Colors, Fonts, and
Effects. You can use these controls to change just one of the three components of a theme. For
example, if you like the Urban theme but prefer different fonts, apply the Urban theme and then
specify your preferred font set by using the Page Layout
Themes
Fonts control.
Each theme uses two fonts (one for headers and one for the body), and in some cases, these two
fonts are the same. If none of the theme choices is suitable, choose Page Layout
Themes
Fonts
Create New Theme Fonts to specify the two fonts you prefer (see Figure 16-4). When you
use the Home
Fonts
Font control, the two fonts from the current theme are listed first in the
drop-down list.
Figure 16-4: Use this dialog box to specify two fonts for a theme.
Use the Page Layout
Colors control to select a different set of colors. And, if you’re so
inclined, you can even create a custom set of colors by choosing Page Layout
Themes
Create Theme Colors. This command displays the dialog box shown in Figure 16-5. Note that each
theme consists of 12 colors. Four of the colors are for text and backgrounds, six are for accents,
and two are for hyperlinks. The first ten are the colors that appear in theme color selector
controls. As you specify different colors, the Preview panel in the dialog box is updated.
Themes
Colors
Theme effects operate on graphical elements, such as SmartArt, shapes, and charts. You can’t
customize theme effects.
If you customize a theme by using different fonts or colors, you can save the new theme by
choosing Page Layout
Save Current Theme. Your customized themes appear in the
theme list in the Custom category. Other Office applications, such as Word and PowerPoint, can
use these theme files.
Themes
 
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