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Themes, Templates, Masters, and Layouts

Learn about how you can use, create, and share Themes that work in PowerPoint, Word and Excel. We also explore Masters, Slide Layouts, and Templates for PowerPoint.


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PowerPoint All Versions

Themes Basics

  1. The Evolution of Office Themes
  2. Where Are the Office Themes and Templates Located?
  3. Where Are Custom Office Themes and Templates Saved?
  4. Which Themes are Installed within Office Versions?
  5. Themes in Microsoft Office

Themes - XML Editing

  1. XML Editing in Visual Studio
  2. XML Editing in Visual Studio Express with 7-Zip
  3. Theme XML Files
  4. Editing Super Themes with XML

Theme Builder

  1. Theme Builder
  2. Opening Existing Themes in Theme Builder

Theme Builder Anomalies

  1. Theme Builder Anomalies: Themes Incompatible
  2. Theme Builder Anomalies: Removed Content from Themes
  3. Theme Builder Anomalies: Make Themes compatible

Placeholders

  1. Pictures in Content or Picture Placeholders

Working with Twitter

  1. Upload New Twitter Background

Other Tutorials

  1. Creating Slide Backgrounds in Photoshop

PowerPoint 365 for Windows

Text and Outlines

  1. Text Placeholders vs. Text Boxes

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Themes Basics

  1. Text Boxes vs. Text Placeholders
  2. Applying Themes in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  3. Super Themes

Theme Fonts

  1. Theme Fonts
  2. Create Custom Theme Fonts
  3. Edit Theme Fonts Set

Slide Master and Slide Layouts

  1. Change Background Styles in the Slide Master
  2. Change Background Styles for Slide Layouts
  3. Custom Backgrounds for Slide Master and Layouts
  4. Add and Rename Slide Masters
  5. Duplicate Slide Masters
  6. Duplicate, Rename, and Edit Slide Layouts
  7. Add New Slide Layouts
  8. Slide Layouts within Slide Master View
  9. Handout Master View
  10. Notes Master View

Placeholders

  1. Inserting New Placeholders Within Slide Layouts
  2. Working with Picture Slide Layouts
  3. Formatting Picture Placeholders
  4. Create Custom Shaped Picture Placeholders
  5. Add Your Logo or Graphic to the Slide Master

PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Themes Basics

  1. Text Boxes vs. Text Placeholders
  2. Applying Themes in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  3. Missing Themes
  4. Display Theme Name
  5. Applying Theme Colors and Theme Fonts
  6. Change the Default Template or Theme
  7. Super Themes

Theme Fonts

  1. Theme Fonts
  2. Create Custom Theme Fonts
  3. Edit Theme Fonts Set

Slide Master and Slide Layouts

  1. Applying Slide Masters to Individual Slides
  2. Change Background Styles in the Slide Master
  3. Change Background Styles for Slide Layouts
  4. Custom Backgrounds for Slide Master and Layouts
  5. Add and Rename Slide Masters
  6. Duplicate Slide Masters
  7. Changing Location of Slide Numbers
  8. Duplicate, Rename, and Edit Slide Layouts
  9. Add New Slide Layouts
  10. Slide Layouts within Slide Master View
  11. Handout Master View
  12. Notes Master View

Placeholders

  1. Inserting New Placeholders Within Slide Layouts
  2. Working with Picture Slide Layouts
  3. Formatting Picture Placeholders
  4. Create Custom Shaped Picture Placeholders
  5. Add Your Logo or Graphic to the Slide Master

PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

Themes Basics

  1. Text Boxes vs. Text Placeholders
  2. Applying Themes in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  3. Applying Theme Colors and Theme Fonts
  4. Change the Default Template or Theme

Theme Fonts

  1. Theme Fonts
  2. Create Custom Theme Fonts
  3. Edit Theme Fonts Set
  4. Create Custom Theme Fonts Using XML

Saving Themes

  1. Saving Themes in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Slide Master and Slide Layouts

  1. Applying Slide Masters to Individual Slides
  2. Change Background Styles in the Slide Master
  3. Change Background Styles for Slide Layouts
  4. Custom Backgrounds for Slide Master and Layouts
  5. Add and Rename Slide Masters
  6. Duplicate Slide Masters
  7. Slide Numbers within Slide Master
  8. Changing Location of Slide Numbers
  9. Duplicate, Rename, and Edit Slide Layouts
  10. Add New Slide Layouts
  11. Slide Layouts within Slide Master View
  12. Handout Master View
  13. Notes Master View

Placeholders

  1. Inserting New Placeholders Within Slide Layouts
  2. Working with Picture Slide Layouts
  3. Formatting Picture Placeholders
  4. Create Custom Shaped Picture Placeholders
  5. Add Your Logo or Graphic to the Slide Master

Working with Twitter

  1. Create Twitter Backgrounds Using PowerPoint

PowerPoint 2007 for Windows

Themes Basics

  1. Text Boxes vs. Text Placeholders
  2. Applying Themes in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  3. Applying Theme Colors and Theme Fonts
  4. Change the Default Template or Theme

Theme Fonts

  1. Theme Fonts
  2. Create Custom Theme Fonts

Saving Themes

  1. Saving Themes in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Working with Twitter

  1. Create Twitter Backgrounds Using PowerPoint

Upcoming Tutorials

  1. Choosing Backgrounds
  2. Backgrounds in Theme Builder
  3. Tiled Backgrounds
  4. Theme Colors
  5. Choosing Theme Colors Wisely
  6. Extra Theme Colors
  7. Shades, Tints, and Duotones
  8. About Fonts
  9. Theme Fonts in PowerPoint
  10. Theme Fonts in Theme Builder
  11. Theme Lines, Fills, and Effects
  12. Fill Types
  13. Line Types
  14. Effect Types
  15. 3D Effects
  16. Subtle, Moderate, Intense
  17. Shape Styles
  18. Transparency and Alpha
  19. Testing in Theme Builder
  20. Testing in PowerPoint
  21. Slide Master
  22. Slide Layouts
  23. Picture Slide Layouts
  24. Extra PNGs
  25. Tips and Ideas
  26. Design and Inspiration
  27. Everything Else

PowerPoint 2003 for Windows

Themes Basics

  1. Text Boxes vs. Text Placeholders
  2. Change the Default Template or Theme

Slide Master and Slide Layouts

  1. Using Masters
  2. Slide Master
  3. Title Master
  4. Handout Master
  5. Notes Master
  6. Caveats About Masters
  7. Multiple Slide Masters
  8. Applying Slide Masters to Slides
  9. Preserving Slide Masters
  10. Editing Slide Masters
  11. Creating and Renaming Slide Masters
  12. Slide Layouts
  13. Applying Slide Layouts
  14. Reapplying Slide Layouts

Working with Twitter

  1. Create Twitter Backgrounds Using PowerPoint

Upcoming Tutorials

  1. Slide Backgrounds
  2. Formatting Backgrounds
  3. Color Contrast Issues
  4. Color Schemes -- Applying
  5. Color Schemes -- Editing
  6. Color Schemes -- Creating
  7. Changing Fonts
  8. Font Guidelines
  9. Font Embedding
  10. Templates: Backgrounds + Color Schemes + Fonts + Masters
  11. Saving Templates
  12. Sharing Templates
  13. Template Folders
  14. Applying Templates
  15. Template Caveats

PowerPoint Online

Themes Basics

  1. Text Boxes vs. Text Placeholders

PowerPoint for iPad

Themes Basics

  1. Applying Themes in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  2. Choosing a Theme to Start

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Themes Basics

  1. Text Boxes vs. Text Placeholders
  2. Applying Themes in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  3. Applying Theme Colors and Theme Fonts

Theme Fonts

  1. Theme Fonts

Slide Master and Slide Layouts

  1. Change Background Styles in the Slide Master
  2. Change Background Styles for Slide Layouts
  3. Custom Backgrounds for Slide Master and Layouts
  4. Add and Rename Slide Masters
  5. Duplicate Slide Masters
  6. Duplicate, Rename, and Edit Slide Layouts
  7. Add New Slide Layouts
  8. Slide Layouts within Slide Master View
  9. Handout Master View
  10. Notes Master View

Placeholders

  1. Inserting New Placeholders Within Slide Layouts
  2. Working with Picture Slide Layouts
  3. Formatting Picture Placeholders
  4. Create Custom Shaped Picture Placeholders

PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

Themes Basics

  1. Text Boxes vs. Text Placeholders
  2. Applying Themes in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  3. Identify the Active Theme
  4. Applying Theme Colors and Theme Fonts
  5. Change the Default Template or Theme

Theme Fonts

  1. Theme Fonts
  2. Edit Theme Fonts Set
  3. Create Custom Theme Fonts Using XML

Saving Themes

  1. Saving Themes in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Slide Master and Slide Layouts

  1. Applying Slide Masters to Individual Slides
  2. Change Background Styles in the Slide Master
  3. Change Background Styles for Slide Layouts
  4. Custom Backgrounds for Slide Master and Layouts
  5. Add and Rename Slide Masters
  6. Duplicate Slide Masters
  7. Changing Location of Slide Numbers
  8. Duplicate, Rename, and Edit Slide Layouts
  9. Add New Slide Layouts
  10. Slide Layouts within Slide Master View
  11. Handout Master View
  12. Notes Master View

Placeholders

  1. Inserting New Placeholders Within Slide Layouts
  2. Working With Picture Slide Layouts
  3. Formatting Picture Placeholders
  4. Create Custom Shaped Picture Placeholders
  5. Add Your Logo or Graphic to the Slide Master

PowerPoint 2008 for Mac

Themes Basics

  1. Text Boxes vs. Text Placeholders
  2. Applying Themes in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  3. Applying Theme Colors and Theme Fonts

Theme Fonts

  1. Theme Fonts

Saving Themes

  1. Saving Themes in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

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