Change the color of text

In Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007, you can apply a format to selected text, or you can quickly and easily format an entire document to give it a professional and modern look by applying a document theme. A document theme is a set of formatting choices that includes theme colors, theme fonts, and theme effects.

Note   To change the color of hyperlink text, see Change the color of hyperlink text.

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Change the text color

Change the theme color

Create a custom theme color

Change the text color

In Office PowerPoint 2007, you can use the formatting options on the Mini toolbar to quickly format text. The Mini toolbar appears automatically when you select text. It also appears with the menu when you select text and then right-click.

Mini Toolbar
The Mini toolbar appears automatically when you select text
  1. Select the text that you want to change, and then move your pointer to the Mini toolbar that appears with your text selection.

    Tip   If the Mini toolbar disappears, right-click the text.

  2. On the Mini toolbar, click Font Color, and then select the color that you want.

    To change to a color that is not in the theme colors, click More Colors, and then either click the color that you want on the Standard tab, or mix your own color on the Custom tab. Custom colors and colors on the Standard tab are not updated if you change the document theme.

Note   To change the color of hyperlink text, see Change the color of hyperlink text.

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Change the theme color

You can change the colors in your document (but keep the same document theme) by selecting a new theme color. When you choose a new theme color, Office PowerPoint 2007 automatically formats various parts of your presentation with colors that are selected because they work together.

  1. On the Design tab, in the Themes group, click Colors.

    Theme Colors

  2. Under Built-In, click the theme color that you want to use.

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Create a custom theme color

Changes that you make to a theme color immediately affect your presentation. If you want to apply your changes to new presentations, you can save them as a custom theme color.

  1. On the Design tab, in the Themes group, click Colors.

    Theme Colors

  2. Click Create New Theme Colors.

  3. Under Theme colors, select the colors that you want to use.

    The sample is updated automatically each time that you select a color.

  4. In the Name box, type a name for the new color theme, and then click Save.

For more information about themes and colors, see All about themes, Quick Styles, cell styles, and background styles.

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Applies To: PowerPoint 2007



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