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Add color and design to your slides with themes

Add color and design to your slides with themes

PowerPoint provides a variety of design themes—including coordinated color schemes, backgrounds, font styles, and placement of placeholders. Using pre-designed themes makes it easy for you to quickly change the overall look of your presentation.

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Apply a theme to your presentation

Applying a theme is a fast way to give your slides an attractive, professional look. Apply a theme to all slides or some slides.

  1. Select Design. Hover over a Theme to preview how it would make your slide look.

  2. Select More More button to see more themes.

  3. Click to select the theme you want to apply.

    By default, the theme you select applies to all slides in your presentation.

    To apply a theme to only one or a few slides, select the slide or slides, right-click the theme you want, and select Apply to Selected Slides.

  4. If you want to change the color scheme, fonts, effects or the background style, in the Variants group, select More More button .

Create and save a custom theme

Create a custom theme by modifying an existing one.

  1. Select your first slide. On the Design tab, select the down arrow in the Variants group.

  2. Select Colors, Fonts, Effects, or Background Styles to customize the theme.

  3. Select the down arrow in the Themes group, and select Save Current Theme.

For more details on creating your own theme, see Create your own theme in PowerPoint.

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