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Adding Color and Pictures to a Presentation Microsoft PowerPoint 2007

    To make your presentations look more visually appealing, PowerPoint lets you add color and graphics to your slides. Color and graphics can't turn a worthless presentation into an informative one, but they can enhance an informative presentation and make it easier for people to watch.

    Applying a Theme

    By default, PowerPoint displays each slide with a white background. Although you could change the colors and appearance of each slide indi­vidually, it's much easier to change every slide in your presentation using a theme. A theme provides predesigned colors and designs that are applied to each slide to give your presentation a uniform and professional look.

    To define a theme for a presentation, follow these steps:

    1. Click the Design tab.

    2. Click the More button under the Themes group.

    A menu appears, as shown in Figure 11-1.

    Adding Color and
Pictures to a Presentation Microsoft
PowerPoint 2007

    Figure 11-1:

    Themes provide predesigned backgrounds for your presentation.

    If you move the mouse pointer over a theme, PowerPoint shows how your presentation will look.

    3. Click a theme.

    PowerPoint displays your chosen theme on your slides.

    4. Click the Theme Colors icon in the Themes group.

    A menu appears, listing different color variations you can choose for your presentation, as shown in Figure 11-2.

    5. Click a color pattern.

    PowerPoint displays your new theme colors.

    6. Click the Fonts icon in the Themes group.

    A menu appears listing all the default fonts for your presentation, as shown in Figure 11-3.

    7. Click a font.

    8. Click the Effects icon in the Themes group.

    A menu appears listing all the different effects you can give your presen­tation, such as Metro or Currency.

    Adding Color and
Pictures to a Presentation Microsoft
PowerPoint 2007

    Figure 11-2:

    Theme colors let you cus­tomize the colors used in your chosen theme.

    9. Click an effect.

    Adding Color and
Pictures to a Presentation Microsoft
PowerPoint 2007

    Figure 11-3:

    Theme fonts select the default font to use.




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