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Using Themes

You can apply a theme and also create your own theme for any new or existing presentations.

Apply a Theme to all slides

You can apply a new Theme to a presentation without changing the existing content of the slides.

Multiple Themes can be used within a presentation. This in turn creates multiple Slide Masters.

  1. Click the Design tab of the Ribbon
  2. Right mouse click on the Theme you want to apply
  3. Apply a theme to all slides

  4. Select Apply to All Slides in the list that appears

Apply a Theme to selected slides

  1. Select the slides that you want to apply the Theme to
  2. Right mouse click on the Theme you want to use
  3. When you point the mouse to a theme, a tooltip lets you know what slides of the presentation use that theme

    The first themes shown in the Themes gallery are those currently used within the presentation

  4. Select Apply to Selected Slides from the list

Apply a Theme to matching slides

If you are using multiple themes in a presentation, you can change the theme of all slides using that particular theme.

  1. Select a slide that uses the theme you wish to change
  2. Right mouse click on the theme you want to use
  3. Apply theme to matching slides

  4. Select Apply to Matching Slides from the list

Create new Theme Colours or Fonts

You can create a new theme built from your own set of colours and fonts. This can be very useful when you need to apply your companies colour scheme and font to presentations.

  1. Click the Design tab on the Ribbon
  2. Click the Theme Colors or Theme Fonts button in the Themes group
  3. Theme colours
  4. Click either Create New Theme Colors or Create New Theme Fonts fom the list
  5. A dialogue box appears allowing you to choose your own theme colours or fonts

    Create new theme colours

  6. Select the colours or fonts you want to use
  7. Enter a name for the new colour or font scheme in the Name text box
  8. Click Save

Create a New Theme

You can create your own theme by saving a combination of theme colours, fonts and effects.

  1. Apply the theme colours, fonts and effects that you want to use to current presentation
  2. Click the Design tab on the Ribbon
  3. Click the More button in the Themes group
  4. Create a new theme

  5. Click Save Current Theme
  6. Type a name for the new theme in the File name: field of the Save Current Theme dialogue box
  7. Save a theme

  8. Click the Save button

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