Apply multiple themes to a presentation

If you want your presentation to contain more than one theme (layouts (layout: The arrangement of elements, such as title and subtitle text, lists, pictures, tables, charts, AutoShapes, and movies, on a slide.) that contain colors, fonts, and effects), your presentation must contain multiple slide masters (slide master: The main slide that stores information about the theme and layouts of a presentation, including the background, color, fonts, effects, placeholder sizes, and positions.).

Each theme is associated with a single set of layouts, and each set of layouts are associated with a single slide master. So, two slide masters will have two sets of layouts (two designs) that you can apply to your presentation.

  1. Do the following to apply a theme to the first slide master and set of layouts:
    1. On the View tab, in the Presentations group, click Slide Master.
    2. On the Slide Master tab, in the Edit Theme group, click Themes.
    3. Do one of the following:
      • To apply a built-in theme, under Built-In, click the theme that you want.
      • To apply a newly-created theme or an existing theme that you modified and saved, under Custom, click the theme that you want.

 Note   Custom is available only if you created one or more custom themes. For more information about customizing a theme, see Customize and save a theme in PowerPoint 2007.

  • To apply a custom theme or themed document stored in a different location, click Browse for Themes, and then locate and select the theme you want.
  • To download free themes from Office Online, click More Themes on Microsoft Office Online. Scroll to locate a theme. Double-click a theme, and then click Download.

 Note   If you are unable to download a theme from Office Online, note the name of the theme, open PowerPoint, and in the Search Microsoft Office Online box, type the theme name and then click the arrow. Click to select the theme, and then click Download.

  1. Do the following to apply a theme to a second slide master and a second set of layouts:

 Note   Repeat this step to add more themes to additional slide masters and sets of layouts.

  1. In Slide Master view, in the slide master and layout thumbnail task pane, scroll down to the last layout thumbnail in the set.
  2. Click just below the last slide layout in the set.

Click just below the last slide layout

Click just below the last slide layout in the set
  1. On the Slide Master tab, in the Edit Theme group, click Themes.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Under Built-In, click the theme that you want.
    • To apply a newly-created theme or an existing theme that you modified and saved, under Custom, click the theme that you want.

 Note   Custom is available only if you created one or more custom themes. For more information about customizing a theme, see Customize and save a theme in PowerPoint 2007.

  • To apply a custom theme or themed document stored in a different location, click Browse for Themes, and then locate and select the theme you want.
  • To download free themes from Office Online, click More Themes on Microsoft Office Online. Scroll to locate a theme. Double-click a theme, and then click Download.

If you are unable to download a theme from Office Online, note the name of the theme, open PowerPoint, and in the Search Microsoft Office Online box, type the theme name and then click the arrow. Click to select the theme, and then click Download.

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Applies to:
PowerPoint 2007