Join Daniel Brigham for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying theme colors and fonts, part of Articulate Studio Advanced Techniques.
Setting your theme colors and fonts at the beginning of a project will make your course more consistent and visually appealing. Let me show you how to set the theme colors and fonts that I've used in this course in Presenter. Doing this in Quiz Maker and Engage follows a very similar process. So I'm using PowerPoint 2013, so the process may be a bit different, depending on your version. But first, I'll go up to the Design Tab. And then right up here in the Variance Panel, there's this drop-down, little tricky to see.
Select that and then select Colors. Here are all your built-in colors and you can experiment with these. When you're ready to set your colors you'll go down to the very bottom, select Customize Colors, and then basically you're dealing with six colors here, Accent one through six. And if you want the colors that I have used, you'll go through each of these. So, for the first we have this kind of nice turquoise teal kind of color. We'll select it, select More Colors, and then you would dial in these RGB values.
Select OK. Now go to Accent 2, click on Sun like Yellow, go to More Colors, and then dial in those values. Accent 3, this light green. We'll go to More Colors. There are the values for that. Accent Four, purple, go to More Colors, and there, their values. Accent Five is lighter blue, go to More Colors. There are the red, green and blue values for that blue. And finally Accent Six, the gray, go to More Colors, and it's 142 across the board.
When you're all finished, you can give it a name, call mine kinetECO, and then select Save. Setting your fonts, follows a very similar process. So again in the Variance Panel, up here select the drop-down, and this time, Fonts, and so here are your built in fonts and combinations. Might want to explore those a bit. When you're all ready to set your theme fonts, select Customize Fonts. And here is what I'm using in this course, Trebuchet for both the heading and the body content.
So you would put those in if you want the same fonts that I have, and then again, give it a meaningful name and then select Save. Setting your fonts, as well as your colors will allow you to be more consistent and create a better looking course.
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- Building short scenarios with a Tabs interaction
- Building nonlinear interactions in Presenter
- Creating a quiz template
- Using the Convert to the Freeform tool to inspire your creativity
- Creating a branching scenario in Quizmaker
- Publishing and managing projects