Home > Articles > Home & Office Computing > Microsoft Applications

  • Print
  • + Share This
This chapter is from the book

This chapter is from the book

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

  • yellow_01.jpg Click the object whose color you want to change, and then click the Format tab under Drawing Tools.
  • yellow_02.jpg 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.
  • yellow_03.jpg Click More Fill Colors, More Outline Colors, or More Colors, and then 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.
  • yellow_04.jpg 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.

  • + Share This
  • 🔖 Save To Your Account