Powerpoint: Modify default Microsoft Templates


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How to change colors of default Microsoft "Themes" or templates in PowerPoint. How to add clipart to appear on each slide; modify Slide Master

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Powerpoint: Modify default Microsoft Templates

  1. 1. Created by Professor Pat April 5, 2011 For the Women & Computers Class
  2. 2. To change Colors of a Microsoft Theme: Click Design > Colors
  3. 3. Different Color Choices for each “Theme” Microsoft’s ‘Hardcover’ default color scheme for the Office ‘Theme’ I changed to ‘Essential’ color scheme Other Options ‘ Pushpin ’ (blue) ‘ Opulent ’ (Cranberry) ‘ Aspect ’ (Dark Gray almost Black)
  4. 4. <ul><li>To make your ordinary slides similar to the Title slide, must modify the “Content & Layout” Master. (Changes made in the Title Master do not carryover to other slides.) </li></ul><ul><li>Added same graphic from Clipart used on Title Slide. </li></ul><ul><li>Changed background color for off-white to this brownish. </li></ul><ul><li>Changed Font color to yellow & changed from Book Antiqua to Arial for font to be used in bullet text. </li></ul><ul><li>Changed Bullet Style & Color to these yellow arrows. </li></ul><ul><li>Removed the default divider – wrong color, too much of a curlicue style – to this plain divider which I also changed from default brown to more reddish. </li></ul>Modifying Content & Layout Master
  5. 5. <ul><li>This may not be the most aesthetically pleasing template, but at least my slideshow does not look like a million other ones. </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic not one I would most desire, but best I could find from Clipart choices for use here. </li></ul><ul><li>To perfect, might want to draw one’s own “book” graphic or seek a better one on web. </li></ul>My own Bookish Template