Learn how to apply the new Black interface to all your Office 2016 for Windows programs.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
OS: Windows 7 and higher
By default, the PowerPoint 2016 Ribbon area is placed against an orange backdrop, as shown in Figure 1, below. This orange
color shows up because the default Office Theme named Colorful is applied to the interface. So why is the Theme named
Colorful when it is just a plain orange backdrop? That's because any Theme you apply to an interface of an Office 2016 program influences
all other programs. For instance, Word 2016 sports a blue backdrop while Excel uses green.
Figure 1: PowerPoint 2016 interface with the default Colorful Office Theme applied
In addition to the color interface options previously available for all Office programs, Office 2016 has introduced a new Office Theme named Black for the interface color. The Black Theme provides highest contrast for the interface elements. In this tutorial, let's explore how you can apply this new Black Theme within PowerPoint 2016 for Windows. Follow these steps:
You can similarly change the interface color to Dark Gray and White as well, although the White option may not be too pleasant to your eyes!
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