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HOW TO APPLY, CUSTOMISE AND SAVE A THEME IN MICROSOFT WORD 2010

Microsoft Word 2010

Theme is a set of colorsfonts and effects that applies to the entire document to give it a consistent, professional look.

This tutorial will show:

  • How to apply the Theme;
  • How to change the Theme Colors;
  • How to change the Theme Fonts;
  • How to change the Theme Effects;
  • How to save your Theme.

How to apply the Theme? :

1. First, select the Page Layout tab;

01 Page Layout tab

2. Click on the Themes command. A drop-down menu will appear.

02 Themes

3. Drag the mouse over a theme to see how the text will look like using that theme.

4. Choose and click on the desired theme.

Customizing a Theme

If you want to create a unique look for your document and combine the fonts from one theme, colors and effects from another, this tutorial will show you how you can do it by customizing the Theme Colors and Theme Fonts.

How to change the Theme Colors? :

1. From the Page Layout tab, click on the Colors command. A drop-down menu will appear.

03 Changing Theme colors

2. Drag the mouse over the different sets of Theme Colors to see a live preview (how your document will look like using that Theme Colors).

3. Click on the set of Theme Colors you desire, or click on Create New Theme Colors to customize each color individually.

(When you need to choose a Theme Color, first you must find a part of the document colored with more than a few colors, so you can get better picture of what color scheme looks like)

How to change the Theme Fonts:

1. From the Page Layout tab, click on the Fonts command. A drop-down menu will appear.

04 Changing Theme Fonts

2. Drag the mouse over the different sets of Theme Fonts to see a live preview (how your document will look like using that Theme Font).

3. You need to select a Theme Fonts that you want or you can click Create New Theme Fonts option, for modifying every font separately.

How to change the Theme Effects? :

1. First, you need to click on the Effects Button, from the Page Layout Tab. A drop-down menu will appear.

05 Changing Theme Effects

2. Drag the mouse over the different sets of Theme Effects to see a live preview.

3. Click on the set of Theme Effects you desire.

(There is a possibility for adding a Picture Fill to shapes, depending which Shape Style is used. You can experiment with some of the Shape Styles after changing the theme)

How to save your Theme? :

Once you have located settings which you like, you might save the theme so that you can use it in some other documents.

1. You need to click on the Themes button, from the Page Layout tab. You can see that a new drop-down menu will emerge.

06 Save a Theme

2. Click on the Save Current Theme. The Save dialog box will appear.

07 The save dialog box

3. You need type a name of the file for the theme and then you need to click on Save Button.

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