Not everyone is a talented graphic designer. To help out, the Office team defined Themes, which are collections of colors and fonts you can use to make sure your documents have a coordinated color palette.
- [Instructor] Not everyone is a talented graphic designer, I'm certainly not. To help us out, the Office team defined themes, which are collections of colors and fonts we can use to make sure our documents have a coordinated color palette. In this movie, I will show you how to apply and create your own themes. My sample file is the Themes workbook, and you can find it in the chapter six folder of your exercise files collection. In this workbook, I have a number of formatting elements already applied.
You'll notice that I have bold and italic applied to a number of the cells. For example, C two has bold. And also, I have thematic elements, including the header one style here in cell A one and also in E one. If you click a cell and want to see which style's applied, you can go to the Home tab of the ribbon, click Cell Styles, and the cell style that's applied, if it was one that was built in or that you created yourself, is here, is highlighted.
You can see that Heading 1 is highlighted. Bold and italic don't change across Office themes. But if you want to have a different overall look, including font and color, then you can change your theme. To apply a built-in theme, go to the Page Layout tab of the ribbon. Click the Themes button, and then select from the themes that are available. Let's say that I will do, I'll click Berlin, which is at the right of the first row in my gallery.
So I'll click that, and you see that the font's font size and colors have all changed. If you don't like the change you just made, you can undo it by pressing Command + Z. Now let's say that you're not happy with any of the built-in themes, and you want to create your own. You can do that by going in to select your own colors and fonts. On the Page Layout tab, next to Themes, click the Colors control, and then select the colors you want.
Let's say that I will go for Median. Everything's been applied there, and I'll change the font. So I'll click Fonts and instead of Calibri and Calibri Light, I will go for, on my system, Garamond. What's available on your computer might be different based on your installed fonts. But I'll click Garamond, and there I have it. If I want to save my changes as a theme, I can click the Themes button. And again, we're on the Page Layout tab of the ribbon.
Click Save Current Theme. And then I'll just call this Theme1, and it'll be saved in the Themes folder. Click Save, and it's available. If I want to apply it in the future, I can click the Themes button, and you'll see it here at the top in the new Custom section of the gallery. If you want to look for other themes that are available, you can click Browse for Themes and work through the user interface there to find what you're looking for.
- Creating workbooks
- Manipulating cell data
- Sorting, filtering, and managing worksheets
- Using core functions and formulas
- Formatting worksheet elements
- Creating and managing conditional formats
- Working with charts
- Adding images and shapes
- Working with PivotTables
- Exporting workbooks
Skill Level Beginner
What you should know1m 11s
1. Getting Started with Excel
2. Managing Workbooks
3. Working with Worksheets, Cells, and Cell Data
4. Sorting, Filtering, and Managing Worksheets
5. Summarizing Data Using Formulas and Functions
6. Formatting Worksheet Elements
7. Working with Charts
8. Working with External Data and Objects
9. Exploring PivotTables
10. Reviewing and Sharing Spreadsheets
Further information1m 2s
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