"Changing the Color Themes in PowerPoint 2007"


How to use the PowerPoint 2007 themes or color themes feature?

A theme usually includes a background graphic, color and font choices, and graphic effect settings. It can also include custom layouts, although these are not available when you apply the theme to an existing presentation.

PowerPoint also provides many built-in color themes that you can apply separately from your choice of overall theme.

For example, you can apply a theme that contains a background design you like, and then change the colors and fonts for it.


To use a different color themes

  • On the Design tab (Slide Master tab if in Slide Master view), in the Themes group, click Colors button. A gallery of color themes opens.
  • PowerPoint 2007 color themes

  • Point to a color theme and see the preview on the slide.
  • Click the desired color theme.


Note: To apply a different color theme to a slide master other than the default one, open Slide Master view (View tab, Slide Master button) and click the desired slide master. Otherwise, the color change will apply to all slides that use the default (first one listed in Slide Master view).


To create a custom color themes

  • On the Design tab, in the Themes group, click the down arrow right to the Colors button to open the colors list.
  • Click Create New Theme Colors. The Create New Theme Colors dialog box opens.
  • PowerPoint 2007 custom theme colors

  • Type a name for the new color theme in the Name: box.
  • To change color, just click on color placeholder will open its menu.
  • Select a color.
  • Alternatively, you can click More Colors, select a color from the Colors dialog box, and click OK.
  • Redefine any other colors as needed.
  • Click Save button. The color scheme is saved, and appears at the top of the Colors gallery, in the Custom area.


To delete a custom color themes

  • Open the Windows Explorer by pressing the Ctrl+E.
  • Navigate to the following folder:

  • C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates\Document Themes\Theme Colors (in Windows Vista)
    C:\Documents and Settings\ username\ Application Data\Microsoft\Templates\Document Themes\Theme Colors (in Windows XP)

    where username is your login name, and you'll find an .xml file for each of your custom color themes.

  • Select the files for the color themes that you want to delete and press the keyboard Delete button.


Related Topics:

How to Apply Different Themes to the PowerPoint 2007 Presentation?

How to Use Different Slide Layout in PowerPoint 2007?

Free Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Backgrounds or Templates to Download



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