Customize and save a theme in Word 2016 for Mac

Themes provide a complete design for your document, including background designs, font styles, colors, and layouts. You can customize the themes that come with Word and save them so you can use them over and over again.

  1. If you haven't already applied a theme, on the Design tab, click Themes, and then click the one you want to use.

    On the Design tab, select Themes

  2. Customize the theme by changing the colors, fonts, paragraph spacing, watermark, background colors, or page borders on the Design tab.

    Options for customizing a theme on the Design tab

  3. On the Design tab, click Themes, and then click Save Current Theme.

  4. In the Save Current Theme dialog box, type a name for your new theme and click Save.

  5. To use your theme in another document, on the Design tab, click Themes, and then select the theme from the Custom section.

    The Themes menu shows custom and built-in themes

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