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Understanding Theme Effects

Understanding Theme Effects

Theme effects are graphics formatting effects that can make objects like drawn shapes appear to have different textures, outlines, and shadows. Figure 6 shows the same shapes with different theme effects applied.

Figure 6: Theme effect examples.

As with colors and fonts, you can apply effects separately from the overall theme. To do so:

  • In Word: On the Design tab, click Effects, and then choose a different effect set.
  • In Excel: On the Page Layout tab, click Effects, and then choose a different effect set.
  • 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 Effects to open a submenu and choose the desired effect set.
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