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Office 2007 Bible by Lisa A. Bucki, Gavin Powell, Michael R. Irwin, Peter G. Aitken, Michael R. Groh, Cary N. Prague, Faithe Wempen, Herb Tyson, John Walkenbach

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Creating and Managing Custom Color and Font Themes

You can define your own custom color themes and font themes, and save them for reuse in other presentations. By default these are saved in the personal folders for the logged-in user on the local PC, and they remain available to that user regardless of the theme or template in use.

These custom color and font themes are also included if you save the overall theme as a separate theme file (.thmx), as you will learn to do later in this chapter, so that you can take those settings to another PC or send them to some other user.

Creating a custom color theme

A custom color theme defines specific colors for each of the 12 color placeholders (including the two that you can’t directly use—the ones for hyperlinks). To create a custom color theme, first apply a theme to the current presentation that is as close as possible to the theme you want. This makes it easier because you have to redefine fewer placeholders. Then follow these steps:

1.
On the Design tab, open the Colors list and choose Create New Theme Colors. The Create New Theme Colors dialog box opens.
2.
Type a name for the new color theme in the Name box, replacing the default name (Custom 1, or other number if there is already a Custom 1).
3.
Click a color placeholder and open its menu. See Figure 22-12.
Figure 22-12. Select the color for the chosen placeholder.
4.
Click a color. Alternatively, you can click More Colors, select a color from the Colors ...

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