Where to Save Your Office 2007 and 2010 Themes
When you install Office 2007, a set of default themes is installed to this folder on both Windows Vista and Windows XP:
C:\\Program Files\Microsoft \OfficeDocument\ Themes 12.
Each theme (.THMX file extension) includes one color scheme, one font set, and one effects scheme. You can edit the color scheme and font set in the PowerPoint interface and save the theme. The new color scheme and font set
Adding Custom Colors to the Color Picker You can add your own custom colors to Office 2007, 2010 and 2013 themes (.THMX file extension). In the screenshot below, you can see three custom colors — they show up in their
We can add our own placeholders to slide masters!
Woohoo! Finally! We can even make it say what we want if we don’t like “click to edit text.”
1.View (ribbon) | Presentation Views (chunk) | Slide Master to
Custom Slide Layouts
PPT 2007 and 2010 allow you to create a variety of slide master layouts now — chart slide layouts, subtitle slide layouts, table slide layouts, picture slide layouts, whatever you want. And they provide a bunch of
Editing Stuff on Masters and Layouts
We can create our own slide layouts in PPT 2007 and 2010. This means that slide masters work a bit differently than they did in earlier versions.
Individual Slide Layouts inherit their settings from
Use SmartArt Diagrams to create slick-looking organization charts, flowcharts, and other diagrams. Upping the coolness factor is the ability to turn a list of bulleted text into a SmartArt diagram at the click of a button.
Text shadows vs shape shadows
PowerPoint has a two different types of shadows: text shadows and shape shadows.
Text shadows are added by clicking the shadow icon on the Formatting toolbar (PPT 2003) or the Home tab (PPT 2007).
Woohoo! A taskpane lists all objects on the slide. We can rename objects (and that name shows up in the custom animation taskpane, YEAH!), change the stacking order, and make the object visible or invisible in the pane.
Here’s howRead More
Download Echo’s Ribbon. Save the file to your harddrive and unzip it. Put the file echosUI.exportedUI some place you can find it.
Here’s a PDF that explains the customizations included in the echosUI.exportedUI file.
To import it into