- On the Formatting toolbar, click Design , and in the task pane (task pane: A window within an Office program that provides commonly used commands. Its location and small size allow you to use these commands while still working on your files.), click Color Schemes.
- If you want to apply the color scheme (color scheme: A set of eight balanced colors that you can apply to slides, notes pages, or audience handouts. A color scheme consists of a background color, a color for lines and text, and six other colors selected to make slides easy to read.) to selected (rather than all) slides, select the slides on the Slides tab.
- In the task pane, under Apply a color scheme, point to the color scheme you want, and then do one of the following:
- To apply the scheme to all of your slides, click the scheme.
- To apply the scheme to selected slides, click the arrow on the color scheme, and then click Apply to Selected Slides.
- If you have applied more than one design template (design template: A file that contains the styles in a presentation, including the type and size of bullets and fonts; placeholder sizes and positions; background design and fill color schemes; and a slide master and optional title master.) and want the color scheme applied to all slides, click the arrow on the color scheme, and then click Apply to All Slides. To apply the color scheme only to a set of slides that follow a certain design template, click a slide in that group, point to the color scheme, click the arrow, and then click Apply to Master.
To see larger previews of the color schemes, point to the preview, click the arrow, and then click Show Large Previews.