Apply themes to Word documents

You can quickly and easily give your document a professional look by applying a document theme. A document theme is a set of formatting choices that include a set of theme colors, a set of theme fonts (including heading and body text fonts), and a set of theme effects (including lines and fill effects).

Important: Document themes that you apply affect the styles that you can use in your document.

  1. On the Page Layout tab, in the Themes group, click Themes.

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  2. Click the document theme that you want to use.


  • If a document theme that you want to use is not listed, click Browse for Themes to find it on your computer or network.

  • To automatically download new themes, click Enable Content Updates from

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