- Making Your Presentation Look Consistent
- Viewing Masters
- Controlling Slide Appearance with Masters
- Controlling a Slide Layout with Masters
- Modifying Placeholders
- Controlling a Slide Background with Masters
- Adding a Header and Footer
- Inserting Slide Numbers
- Inserting the Date and Time
- Understanding Color Themes
- Viewing and Applying a Theme
- Creating a Color Theme
- Choosing Theme Fonts
- Choosing Theme Effects
- Creating a Custom Theme
- Adding Colors to a Presentation
- Adding a Background Style
- Modifying a Background Style
- Setting Up for Personal Templates
- Creating a Personal Template
- Opening a Template
Adding Colors to a Presentation
In addition to the twelve color theme colors, PowerPoint allows you to add more colors to your presentation. These additional colors are available on each color button palette on the Ribbon or in a dialog box, such as the Font Color button. These colors are useful when you want to change the color of an object to a specific color, but the presentation color theme does not have that color. Colors that you add to a presentation appear in all color palettes and remain in the palette even if the color theme changes. PowerPoint “remembers” up to ten colors that you’ve added. If you add an eleventh, it appears first on the palette, replacing the oldest.
Add a Color to the Menus
- Click the object whose color you want to change, and then click the Format tab under Drawing Tools.
- Click the Shape Fill Color, Shape Outline Color, or Font Color button arrow on the Home or Format tabs to change an object’s color, and then click More Fill Colors, More Outline Colors, or More Colors.
Select a color from the Standard or Custom tab.
- To select a custom color, drag across the palette until the pointer is over the color you want, or choose a Color Model, and then enter the Hue, Sat, Lum, or Red, Green, and Blue values.
- To adjust transparency, drag the Transparency slider or enter a value.
- Click OK.
The current selection is changed to the new color, plus the new color is added to the Recent Colors section of the menu and is now available to use throughout the presentation.