How to Create a Theme

Creating a topic

Well, whatever the case, this article is for you. You can create your own design in PowerPoint. Begin with an integrated design and change it with user-defined colours, text and effects: Change a design to change colours, text, or effect. Topic colours contain four text and wallpaper colours, six highlight colours and two hypertext colours. See Example to see what the text typefaces and colours look like before you choose your colour scheme.

In the Variations group on the Design page, choose the down button that opens the Variations gallery: Choose Paints, and then click Customize Paints. Opens the Create New Theme Color dialogue field. Do one of the following in the Create New Topic Color window under Topic Colors:

Click the icon next to the name of the colour scheme item (e.g. Accent 1 or Hyperlink) you want to modify, and then click a colour under Theme Colours. Pick More Colors and do one of the following: From the Default page, browse to a specific colour. In the Custom page, type a phrase number for exactly the desired phrase.

Do the same for all items in the theme colour that you want to modify. Enter a suitable name for the new theme colour combo in the Name field, and then choose Save. Tip: If you want to reset all items in the theme colour to their native colours, choose Reset before choosing Save.

Once you have created a customized theme, it is available from the Colors drop-down menu: If you change the theme font, the entire cover and bulleted text in your slideshow is updated. In the View pane, choose Slide Master. On the Slide Master page, choose Font, and then Customize Font.

From the Create New Theme Fonts dialogue field, under the Heading font field and the Body font field, choose the typeface you want to use. Enter a suitable name for the new design typefaces in the Name field, and then choose Save. Topic affects includes shadow, reflection, lines, fillings and more.

Although you can't create your own theme effect, you can pick a range of themes to suit your style. In the View pane, click Slide Master. On the Slide Master page, then, click the Effects option. Selects the effect sets you want to use.

You should store the changes you make to the colours, lettering and effect as a design (.thmx file). This way you can use this new theme in your other presentation. In the View pane, choose Slide Master. On the Slide Master page, choose Themes. Then click Store Topic.

Enter a suitable name for the theme in the Filename field, and then click Submit. Please note: The reworked theme is stored as a TXT XML in the Document Topics directory on your hard disk and is added directly to the User Defined Skins page in the Design group.

If you click Color in the Designs group, the color you see next to the theme name represents the highlight and hypertext color for that theme. When you modify one of these colours to create your own theme colour sets, the colours displayed on the Colours buttons and next to the theme name are refreshed accordingly.

Topic Colour Galleries shows all colour set of the built-in designs. The theme colours include four text and wallpaper colours, six highlight colours and two hypertext colours as shown below. See Example to see what the text fonts and colours look like before you choose your colour scheme.

In the Themes group on the Design tab, click Colors, and then click Create New Topic Colors. 4 The colours in the Colours buttons are the theme that will be used for your presentations. In Topic COLOUR, click the icon next to the name of the topic colour item you want to modify.

Perform one of the following steps under Theme Colors: Use the down arrows to click the colour you want to modify, and then click a colour from the Master drop-down menu. When you click More Colors, do one of the following: From the Default page, browse to a specific colour. In the User-Defined Tab Page, specify a formula for a desired colour.

Perform step 2 and 3 again for each colour selection element in the theme that you want to modify. Enter a suitable name for the new topic colours in the Name field, and then click Save. 4. Tip: If you want to restore all items in the theme colour to their native colours, click Restore before clicking the Save button.

You can use the same typeface (used everywhere) or two different typefaces. The PowerPoint uses these scripts to create automated text style. If you change the theme's typefaces, the entire cover and bulleted text in your slideshow is updated. If you click Types in the Designs group, the headline and continuous text typeface used for each theme typeface appear under the theme name.

You can modify the headings and text typefaces of an exisiting design to suit the look of your display, as shown below. In the Themes group on the Design tab, click Types of Characters, and then click Create New Types of Characters. Choose the typefaces you want to use in the Title Text and Bodies Text fields.

Enter a suitable name for the new design typefaces in the Name field, and then click Save. Topic affects are line and fills. You can select from various groups of effect options to suit the look of your presentations, as shown below. While you cannot create your own theme effect, you can select the effect you want to use in your own documents or presentations.

Store the changes you make to the color, font, or line and fill effect of an already designed document so you can make them applicable to other document or presentation. In the Design group on the Design page, click More.

Then click Store Topic. Enter a suitable name for the theme in the Filename field, and then click Save. 4. Your reworked theme is stored as a TXT XML in the Document Topics Folder on your hard disk and added directly to the Design tab's User Defined Skins page in the Designs group.

Topic colours, scripts and special effect work in PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook so your presentation, documentation, worksheets and e-mail message look the same. Topics can be found in the Topic Warehouse on the Design page. In order to try different topics, hold your mouse cursor over a miniature image in the Theme Warehouse and watch your text change.

The application of a new design changes the most important detail of your documents. Word-art effect is added to PowerPoint title. You can even change the layout and background of your slide from theme to theme. When you like the look of a theme, when you use it on your presentations, you're formatted in just one click.

To further customise your slideshow, you can modify the theme colours, lettering or effect.

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