Explore what Theme Fonts are in PowerPoint 2013.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
OS: Windows 7 and higher
In PowerPoint, any Theme brings to the table several unique
facets that differ from Theme to Theme. These include Theme Fonts, Theme Colors, and
Theme Effects -- and also Slide Layouts, Backgrounds , etc. When you
apply a different Theme to your PowerPoint presentation, these
changes show up in all slides in the presentation. The resulting slides all look consistent. Figure 1 below
shows examples of the same slide with different Themes applied. Note that all the slides differ in terms of colors, fonts, and
effects applied. Yet the text content (outline) is still the same.
Figure 1: Variations of the same slide with different Themes applied
In this tutorial, our focus is primarily on Theme Fonts -- we'll explore how Theme Fonts work in your
presentation. Let's begin with discussing what Theme Fonts are? Theme Fonts are pre-decided pairs of fonts: one of these fonts is
used for titles (known as the Headings font), and other font is used for everything else (known as the
Body font). When you select any text in your PowerPoint presentation, and then access the Fonts list
in the Home tab of the
Ribbon, you'll notice the Headings and Body fonts that are part of the active Theme,
right at the top of the Fonts drop-down gallery, as shown highlighted in red
within Figure 2, below.
Figure 2: Heading and Body fonts being displayed within the Fonts drop-down list
Note that you are not limited to use the default Theme Fonts for your presentation -- you can always scroll down the Fonts drop-down list and select another font for any individual text object -- but doing so will override the active Theme of your presentation. For that matter, you are not even limited to the default Theme Fonts associated with the active Theme applied to the presentation -- there are many ready-to-use Theme Font sets available within PowerPoint 2013 that you can switch to. Follow these steps to learn more:
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