Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Step by Step

Chapter 3: Create and manage slides

Apply themes The appearance of every presentation that you create is governed by a theme—a com- bination of colors, fonts, effect styles, and background graphics or formatting that coordinates the appearance of all the presentation elements. Even a blank presentation has a theme: the Office theme, which has a white slide background, a standard set of text and accent colors, and the Office font set, which uses Calibri Light for headings and Calibri for body text. PowerPoint and the other Office 2016 apps share a common set of themes and theme elements. This enables you to easily produce coordinated print and presentation materials. Approximately 30 of these themes are available to you from the PowerPoint Themes gallery. Many of the themes come with predefined variants, which have a dif- ferent color scheme or background graphic.

The built-in Office themes for PowerPoint Each thumbnail in the PowerPoint Themes gallery displays a sample of the font set in the form of an uppercase and lowercase letter A ( Aa ) and the color scheme in the form of colored blocks over the default title slide. Title slides frequently have back- ground graphics that set the tone for the presentation. The standard slides associated with the theme will often have a more-subtle background graphic that coordinates with the title slide background. You can choose to hide the background graphic and use only a colored background if you want to. You can change the theme that is applied to an entire presentation or to only one sec- tion of the presentation. If you like the colors of one theme, the fonts of another, and the effects of another, you can mix and match theme elements. You can also create your own themes.


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