Choosing themes to apply font, color, effect, and background formatting to your slides is performed much the same way in PowerPoint 2016 as you did in PowerPoint 2010, but there are some subtle changes. In this movie, you will know how to access and apply themes to a presentation, and then access theme variants to make adjustments to the look and feel of your slides.
- [Voiceover] If you're accustomed to working with themes in PowerPoint 2010, you'll be happy to know there are additional themes to choose from for formatting your slides here in PowerPoint 2016 and some slight differences you'll need to be aware of. We're going to work with this three slide presentation called Landon_Hotel0402. You'll find it in the chapter four folder of your exercise files. You can see it already has a theme applied. I can tell by the colors, the fonts, and the backgrounds that are being used. But when we go to the Design tab like we did in PowerPoint 2010, you're going to see this looks a little bit different.
There is a Themes group here and you'll see some themes on the first row and we can hover over those themes to see a real-time preview of what that might look like if we were to make the selection. Some cool ones to choose from. Click the drop-down and you're going to see even more as you scroll down. Some very cool ones to choose from here. Once you find one that you like, all you have to do is select it to have it applied. Now, that's not much different than what we did in PowerPoint 2010. Let's go up to this second one, Facet.
What is different though is we now have Variants showing up over here on the right hand side. So, these are variants to the theme we've already selected. Variants can have different color schemes, different font schemes, and different backgrounds. As you can see, there's the one we're using, but there's a blue one. We've seen that before. There's pink and there's one with a darker background. Click the drop-down and here's where you find access to different color schemes, different fonts, and effects. If you wanted to just change up the color scheme and leave the fonts and effects alone, you could do that from here.
Just move down through the list of schemes until you find one that you like. I'm wondering about this violet one down here. That goes more with the color of our Landon Hotel logos and other media that we might want to display to the public. I kind of like that. As you can see, it's a little bit different now how we access our themes from the Design tab. You're going to see some different themes. Now, instead of seeing all of the variants here, we can now go over to the right hand side after we've selected a theme to change up the variant.
Clicking this drop-down is where you'll find colors, font, and effects hiding, including background styles, if you wanted to change that up as well. We'll leave everything just the way it is by clicking in the background. That's a quick review of themes and variants.
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