Personalize your slide design

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Quickly give your Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 presentation a unique look by changing the slide background and customizing the theme colors, and save your changes for use in future presentations.

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About this course

This course includes:

  • One practice session for hands-on experience. Practice requires PowerPoint 2007.

  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Change the slide background using a color or picture.

  • Customize the theme of your presentation.

  • Save your customized theme for reuse in future presentations.

Before you begin

This course assumes that you have some familiarity with PowerPoint. If you haven't created a PowerPoint presentation before, we recommend the course Create your first presentation as a starting point for your training.

Topics in this course

  1. Put themes to work for you

  2. Anatomy of a theme

  3. Change or customize a theme

  4. Customize theme colors

  5. Change the slide background

  6. Use a picture for a slide background

  7. Fade a picture

  8. Save as a new theme file

  9. Practice

  10. Quick reference card

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