Home > Articles > Home & Office Computing > Microsoft Applications

  • Print
  • + Share This
From the author of

From the author of

Understanding Theme Fonts

Understanding Theme Fonts

Each theme comes with values for two font placeholders: Headings and Body. The Headings font is used by default for all paragraph styles that are designated as headings, and the Body font is used for paragraph styles that are designated as body text.

Want to know what the current theme settings are for fonts? Open the Font drop-down list, and check out the two fonts at the top, in the Theme Fonts section. See Figure 5. These are the fonts that are in the font placeholders at the moment. To change that, choose a different theme, or choose a different set of theme fonts.

Figure 5: The current theme fonts appear in the Theme Fonts section of the Fonts list on the Home tab.

To choose different fonts without changing the overall theme:

  • In Word: On the Design tab, click Fonts, and then choose a different set of fonts.
  • In Excel: On the Page Layout tab, click Fonts, and then choose a different set of fonts.
  • In PowerPoint: On the Design tab, click the More button (the down arrow with the horizontal line over it) in the Variants group, and then on the menu that appears, point to Fonts to open a submenu and choose the desired set of fonts.

As with colors, the fonts that appear on the Font set list don’t match up with the theme names. However, it’s easy enough to determine the fonts that a particular theme uses (just apply the theme and then look on the Fonts list on the Home tab), so you can reproduce a particular set of fonts by choosing the set that matches.

  • + Share This
  • 🔖 Save To Your Account