Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Creating Theme-Enabled Documents
You’ll find various tips throughout this topic on how to continue to integrate Theme
elements in your documents. For more in-depth information on Themes as well as how to
create and customize your document with them, see Chapter 4.
Themes and Colors
The colors that are included as part of the theme you select will show up in various places
throughout Word 2010. For example, when you click the Font Color tool in the Font group
on the Home tab, the color palette shown in Figure 3-11 appears. As you can see, the
colors shown at the top of the palette come directly from the theme you selected. When you
choose one of these colors for your text, the color is tied to the theme; if you later change
the theme applied to the document, the color of this text will change. You can also choose
a color from the Standard Colors section if you want the color to remain the same no
matter which theme you choose.
Figure 3-11 As you hover your mouse over the colors in the color palette, a ScreenTip provides
more information about the Theme element.
Each color palette has 10 columns of coordinating colors. The first four colors are for text
and backgrounds (two dark colors and two light colors), and the additional six colors are for
accents. The first row provides the main colors for the Theme; the additional rows provide
five variations of the color, starting with the lightest tint and ending with the darkest shade.
Tint is a color mixed with white and shade is a color that is mixed with black.
Themes and Fonts
Each theme includes two fonts: one font is used in headings and the other is used for body
text. When you click the Font tool in the Fonts group on the Home tab, for example, the
theme fonts appear at the top of the fonts list (see Figure 3-12).