Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Topic B: Changing the document background
A theme is a named set of colors, fonts, and effects that can be applied to all pages in a
document to provide a consistent look. When you apply a theme, the page formatting is
changed, and the elements—such as background colors, heading styles, and table border
colors—are customized based on the characteristics of the theme.
To apply a theme, click the Page Layout tab, click Themes, and select the desired theme
from the gallery, shown in Exhibit 2-6. If you want to apply only the colors, only the
fonts, or only the effects for a particular theme, you can select options from the
appropriate lists in the Themes group. Theme effects are graphical properties that are
applied to any charts, SmartArt graphics, shapes, or pictures in a document.
If you’ve specified a theme and have customized it by applying different colors, fonts,
and effects, you can save the custom settings by clicking Themes and choosing Save
Exhibit 2-6: The Themes gallery
Restoring a template theme
If you change a document’s theme, but later decide that you’d like to return to the
original theme attributes, you can restore the original template theme. To do so, click
Themes on the Page Layout tab and choose Reset to Theme from Template.