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Using a Transferred Theme

Using a Transferred Theme

Suppose you get a theme file from someone else . If you place it in the default theme folder (see above), the applications will pick it up automatically as a custom theme. If you want to open a theme that’s stored somewhere else, though, you have to manually open it.

You can also transfer the theme settings from another document (Word, Excel, or PowerPoint), as long as it is in one of the modern formats (.xlsx, .xlsm, .docx, .docm, .pptx, or .pptm).

Follow these steps to open a theme file or to pick up theme data from another file:

  1. In Word, choose Design, Themes, Browse for Themes.
  2. In Excel, choose Page Layout, Themes, Browse for Themes.

    In PowerPoint, on the Design tab, click the More button for the Themes group and click Browse for Themes.

  3. In the Choose Theme or Themed Document dialog box, select either a theme file (.thmx extension) or any Word, Excel, or PowerPoint file in one of the XML-based formats.
  4. Click Apply. The theme data is applied.
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