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Apply your custom theme color

You can customize Word and Excel theme colors to match your organization's color scheme or to convey an idea or mood.

When you create a customized color scheme, also known as theme colors, in PowerPoint, it becomes available to use in other Office applications. For more information about PowerPoint theme colors see Customize and save a theme in PowerPoint for Mac.

Word

Note: Theme colors work more effectively when text is formatted by applying styles. For more information about how to apply a style, see Customize styles in Word for Mac.

  1. Open the document that you want to apply the new theme color to.

  2. On the View menu, click Publishing Layout.

  3. On the Design tab, click Colors.

    Design page Color's button

  4. Click a custom color theme that you created or a built in color scheme.

    Word custom theme colors

Excel

Note: Theme colors work more effectively when text is formatted by applying styles. For more information about how to apply a style, see Apply, create, or remove a cell style.

  1. Open the workbook that you want to apply the new theme to.

  2. On the Page Layout tab, under Themes, click Colors.

    Theme colors button on the layout tab

  3. Click a custom color theme that you created or a built in color scheme.

    Custom colors and built-in colors

Word

You can create a customized color scheme, also known as theme colors, in PowerPoint and use it in other Office applications.

Note: Theme colors work more effectively when text is formatted by applying styles. For more information about how to apply a style, see Customize styles in Word for Mac.

  1. Open the document that you want to apply the new theme color to.

  2. On the View menu, click Publishing Layout.

  3. On the Home tab, under Themes, click Colors, and then click the theme color that you created.

    Publishing Layout View Home tab, Themes group

Excel

You can create a customized color scheme, also known as theme colors, in PowerPoint and use it in other Office applications.

Note: Theme colors work more effectively when text is formatted by applying styles. For more information about how to apply a style, see Apply, create, or remove a cell style.

  1. Open the workbook that you want to apply the new theme to.

  2. On the Home tab, under Themes, click Colors, and then click the theme color that you created.

    Excel Home tab, Themes group

See Also

Use a different set of colors for a document

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