28. Modifying Themes

28. Modifying Themes 28.1. Introduction

As an example you actually just like the type of a theme, however you’d prefer to experiment with completely different shade schemes. That is not an issue: You may combine and match colours, fonts, and results to create a novel search for your presentation. If it nonetheless would not look precisely proper, you’ll be able to customise the theme any approach you need.


To pick out new theme colours:

When you don’t love the colours of a specific theme, it is easy to use new theme colours; every part else in regards to the theme will stay unchanged.

1) From the Design tab, click on the drop-down arrow within the Variants group and choose Colours.
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2) Choose the specified theme colours.

3) The presentation will replace to indicate the brand new theme colours.

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To customise colours:

Typically you won’t like each shade included in a set of theme colours. It is easy to alter some or the entire colours to fit your wants.

1) From the Design tab, click on the drop-down arrow within the Variants group.
2) Choose Colours, then click on Customise Colours.

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3) A dialog field will seem with the 12 present theme colours. To edit a shade, click on the drop-down arrow and choose a unique shade. You might must click on Extra Colours to search out the precise shade you need.

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4) Within the Identify: area, sort the specified identify for the theme colours, then click on Save.

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5) The presentation will replace to indicate the brand new customized theme colours.

With some shows, you might not discover a big distinction when altering the theme colours. For instance, a textured background won’t change when theme colours are modified. When making an attempt completely different theme colours, it is best to pick out a slide that makes use of a number of colours to see how the brand new theme colours will have an effect on your presentation.

28.2. To pick out new theme fonts:

It is easy to use a brand new set of theme fonts with out altering a theme’s general look. The built-in theme fonts are designed to work nicely collectively, which may help to unify your presentation.

1) From the Design tab, click on the drop-down arrow within the Variants group and choose Fonts.

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2) Choose the specified theme fonts.

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3) The presentation will replace to indicate the brand new theme fonts.
To customise theme fonts:

You probably have particular fonts in thoughts for a presentation, it is easy to decide on your personal theme fonts.

1) From the Design tab, click on the drop-down arrow within the Variants group.
2) Choose Fonts, then click on Customise Fonts.

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3) A dialog field will seem with the 2 present theme fonts. To alter the fonts, click on the drop-down arrows and choose the specified fonts.
4) Within the Identify: area, sort the specified identify for the theme fonts, then click on Save.

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5) The presentation will replace to indicate the brand new customized theme fonts.

* Altering the theme fonts won’t essentially replace all textual content in your presentation. Solely textual content utilizing the present theme fonts will replace whenever you change the theme fonts.


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28.3. To pick out new theme results:

PowerPoint makes it simple to use new theme results, which might shortly change the looks of shapes in your presentation.

1) From the Design tab, click on the drop-down arrow within the Variants group and choose Results.

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2) Choose the specified theme results.

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3) The presentation will replace to indicate the brand new theme results.

* Making use of new theme results will change completely different form types from the Format tab when enhancing a form or SmartArt graphic. It is necessary to notice that this variation will solely apply to shapes utilizing the Refined Impact, Average Impact, and Intense Impact.


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28.4. Background types

To additional customise your slides, you’ll be able to change the background shade by selecting a unique background type. The accessible background types will differ relying on the present theme.

To use a background type:
1) From the Design tab, click on the drop-down arrow within the Variants group.

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2) Choose Background Types.

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3) Choose the specified type. The accessible types will change relying on the present theme colours.

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4) The brand new background will seem in every slide of your presentation.

* If you need much more management over the background, click on the Format Backgroundcommand on the Design tab.


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* Totally different themes additionally embrace completely different slide layouts and background graphics. We’ll speak about how one can customise these in our Slide Grasp View lesson.

28.5. Saving customized themes

As soon as you’ve got discovered settings you want, you might wish to save the theme so you should utilize it in different shows. When you solely wish to use the theme within the present presentation, you will not want to put it aside.


To save lots of a theme:
1) From the Design tab, click on the drop-down arrow within the Themes group.

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2) Click on Save Present Theme.

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3) A dialog field will seem. Kind a file identify, then click on Save.

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4) If you click on the drop-down arrow within the Themes group, you may see the customized theme beneath Customized.

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* Customized themes have one other distinctive and highly effective characteristic: Any customized theme you save in PowerPoint can really be utilized in different Microsoft Workplace purposes, corresponding to Phrase and Excel.

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