Use Office themes to add designs to your work

Applies to
Microsoft Access 2002
Microsoft FrontPage® 2002
Microsoft Word 2002

You're an expert in your business. You know the numbers and facts of your field. But with all those numbers, balance sheets, and cash flow, you don't have time to teach yourself about design or layout. What do you do? Relax: Access, FrontPage, and Word come with the solution to your problem. The answer is themes.

Themes are coordinated colors, designs, and fonts that you can apply to your forms, Web pages, and documents to give them a unified and professional-looking result. For example, this is the Sunflower theme, which you can apply to an Access form, a FrontPage Web site, or a Word document.

The Sunflower theme

Once you find a theme you like, it's a quick and easy process to apply the themes to your new or existing work. Apply a theme, and get back to doing more important work.

To apply a theme to an Access datasheet

  1. Open an existing Access database.
  2. Click Pages, and then click to select the page you want to format.
  3. Click Design. The Format menu appears.
  4. On the Format menu, click Theme.
  5. In the Choose a Theme list, click the theme you want.

To apply a theme to a FrontPage page

  1. Open a Web page in Page view.
  2. On the Format menu, click Theme.
  3. In the list of themes, click the theme you want to apply, and FrontPage will apply it to your pages.

To apply a theme to a Word document

  1. Click inside the body of the document.
  2. On the Format menu, click Theme.
  3. In the Choose a Theme list, click the theme you want and then click OK.

More information

For more information on using themes, see Help in the Office XP program you are working in.