How to create a custom theme in Office 2013

 Apr 07, 2014

Themes in the Microsoft Office suite are used to format a whole document quickly and uniformly. In this blog post, I'll go through some ways of creating a custom theme in Microsoft Office 2013.

How to create a custom theme colour

How to create custom themes in Office 2013

To set the default theme colour, open a new document, choose the ‘Designs’ tab and click the drop-down arrow of ‘Colours.’ Choose the colour of your choice. However, you can create your own colours by following the steps below.

  1. Instead of selecting a default theme colour, choose the ‘Customise Colours’ option.
  2. From the 'Customise Colours' window, click the button adjacent to the theme colour of your choice (for example, 'Accent 1' or 'Hyperlink'), and then pick a colour under ‘Theme Colours.’
  3. To create a customised or new colour, click ‘More Colours’ and pick a colour on the 'Standard' tab or enter numbers on the 'Custom' tab.
  4. In the 'Name' box, type a name for the new theme colours, and then click 'Save.'

How to create a custom theme font

To set the default theme font, click on the 'Design' tab, select ‘Fonts,’ and pick the font set you want. Like colours, you're also able to create a custom theme font. You can do so with the below method.
  1. Select the ‘Customise Fonts’ option.
  2. The ‘Create New Theme Fonts’ dialogue box will appear. Choose the desired fonts under the 'Heading' font and 'Body' font fields.
  3.  In the ‘Name’ box, enter a name, and click 'Save.'

How to create custom themes in Office 2013

How to save a custom theme

Once you've made the changes to colours and fonts, you can save your custom theme by clicking on the 'Design' tab, select 'Themes' and click 'Save Current Theme.' In the 'File Name' field, enter a name for the theme, and click 'Save.'

How to create custom themes in Office 2013

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Liz French  

With over 7 years of experience as a trainer, and an extensive skill set that spans across the entire Microsoft Office suite of applications, Liz brings an incredible amount of knowledge, expertise and care to each course she delivers. Having worked as a tutor in the education sector for many years prior to her career at New Horizons, Liz has gained an extensive amount of experience in providing training to individuals and groups of varying skill levels. As a certified Microsoft Office Master, Liz is a highly capable trainer who possesses the ability to connect with students of all levels and backgrounds in order to help improve their skills across a wide range of common Desktop Applications.

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