- What is a Theme?
- Themes from the Inside Out
- Applying a Theme
- Understanding Theme Colors
- Understanding Theme Fonts
- Understanding Theme Effects
- What About Style Sets?
- Creating Custom Color and Font Sets
- Creating Your Own Theme
- Transferring a Custom Theme to Another Computer
- Using a Transferred Theme
Creating Your Own Theme
To create your own theme, first choose the fonts, colors, and effects you want to include in it. This might include selecting a certain color set, font set, and effect set, or even creating a custom color set or font set. (You cannot create custom effect sets.) Then, after the document is just the way you want it, follow these steps to create a new theme:
- In Word, choose Design, Themes, Save Current Theme.
- In the Save Current Theme dialog box, type a name for the theme in the File name box. Capitalize the first letter of the name to make it appear consistent with the other named themes. Leave the location set to the default.
- Click Save.
In Excel, choose Page Layout, Themes, Save Current Theme.
In PowerPoint, on the Design tab, click the More button for the Themes group and click Save Current Theme.
From that point on, whenever you apply themes, you will see a Custom section on the menu, and your custom theme will be found there.