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POWERPOINT 2007 THEMES AND BACKGROUNDS Greater Sacramento Urban League
Themes and Background Styles A theme is a predefined combination of colors, fonts, and effects that can be applied to your presentation. PowerPoint includes built-in themes that allow you to easily create professional-looking presentations without spending a lot of time formatting. Each theme has additional background styles associated with it that can be applied to the slides to modify the theme. In this lesson, you will learn how to apply a theme; how to modify theme colors, theme fonts, and theme effects; and how to apply a background style
About themes When you create a new presentation in PowerPoint a theme is applied, even though the slide background is white. This default theme is called the Office Theme. The Office Theme consists of a white background and Calibri font of various sizes for titles and body text. You can apply a different theme to your slides before you add text or make changes to the default slide. An advantage of doing this is that the location of the text will not move. If you apply the theme after you enter text on the slides, the text boxes and placeholders may move, depending on the theme you choose. An advantage of entering some of your text before applying a new theme is that the live preview feature allows you to see how the themes will affect your specific text. The example below is the Aspect theme.
Themes You will need to know how to apply a theme and how to switch to a different theme if you want to use this feature to create presentations. All of the themes that come included in PowerPoint are located in the Themes group on the Design tab. To apply a theme: Select the Design tab. Locate the Themes group. Each image represents a theme. Click the drop-down arrow to access more themes. Hover over a theme to see a live preview of it in the presentation. The name of the theme will appear as you hover over it.
Modify themes You can also modify the current theme colors, fonts, and effects. For example, if you like the Urban theme but would prefer to use more of the color red in the presentation, you can change the colors of the theme and create a new custom theme.. To switch to a different theme color option: Select the Colors command in the Themes group on the Design tab. Hover over a color group to display a live preview of the color combination on the selected slide. Click a color option to select it.
Modify Themes To switch to a different theme font option: Select the Fonts command in the Themes group on the Design tab. Hover over a font group to display a live preview of the font combination on the selected slide. Click a font option to select it.
Background styles Background styles can be added to your slides after a theme is applied. The styles are fill variations based on theme colors. When you switch to a different theme, the background styles are updated based on the new theme colors. The background style options for the Urban theme are different from the background style options for the Apex theme. The colors are different based on the theme colors. To apply a background style: Click the Background Styles command in the Background group on the Design tab. Click a style to select it. The new background will appear in the slides.
Inserting Pictures Pictures and Clip Art can be inserted from the Ribbon, as well as by using the commands that appear in certain placeholders. In both methods, the image is centered in the middle of any selected slide placeholders. To insert a picture from the Ribbon: Select the Insert tab. Click the Insert Picture command in the Illustrations group. The Insert Picture dialog box will appear. Locate and select the picture you want to use.
Inserting Pictures To insert a picture from a placeholder command: Click the Insert Picture command in the placeholder. The Insert Picture dialog box will appear. Locate and select the picture you want to use. Click Insert, and it will appear on the slide.