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PPT 2010 add color schemes to a theme

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 will travel with the theme. If you create...

PPT Custom Colors

Adding Custom Colors to the Color Picker You can add your own custom colors to Office 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Office 365 themes (.THMX file extension). For that matter, you can also add them to PowerPoint template (POTX) and presentation (PPTX) files. In the...

PPT 2010 add your own placeholders

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." Here's how 1.View (ribbon) | Presentation Views (chunk) | Slide Master to open master view. 2. Select a slide layout on the...

PPT 2010 create slide layouts

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 'em for us, too. In the new...

PPT 2010 editing slide layouts

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 the Slide Master they are...

PPT 2010 SmartArt Diagrams

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. Here's how 1. Insert (ribbon) | Illustrations...

PPT 2010 shadows

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). (2003) (2007) You can also add text...

PPT 2010 selection pane

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 how 1. Open the Selection pane from the...

What exactly is a theme, anyway?

Understanding themes can make your PowerPoint life a lot easier, honest! In this article, I explain what a theme is, the basics of how to create one, and how it differs from a template. It's quick to read and easy to understand.

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