You’re not a professional designer but you want your presentation to look like you are – ‘themes’ do all that for you – you just pick one and go!
When you open PowerPoint, you’ll see the built-in, colorful slide designs (known as ‘themes’) that you can apply to your presentations.
- Pick a theme.
Tip These built-in themes are great for widescreen (16:9) and standard screen (4:3) presentations. To change the screen size, see Change the slide size to standard or widescreen.
- Choose a color variation, and then click Create.
If you change your mind, you can always change the theme or variant later on the Design tab.
- On the Design tab, pick a theme with the colors, fonts, and effects that you like.
Tip To preview how the current slide looks with a theme applied, rest your pointer over the thumbnail of each theme.
- To apply a different color variation of a particular theme, in the Variants group, pick a variant.