Applying a Theme

Themes in PowerPoint can help create consistency. Learn how to use PowerPoint themes for a more professional look as well.

Applying themes

You will need to know how to apply a theme and how to switch to a different theme if you want to use this feature to create presentations. All of the themes included in PowerPoint are located in the Themes group on the Design tab. Themes can be applied or changed at any time.

To apply a theme:

  1. Go to the Design tab.
  2. Locate the Themes group. Each image represents a theme.
    Themes groupThemes group
  3. Click the drop-down arrow to access more themes.
    See more themesSee more themes
  4. Hover over a theme to see a live preview of it in the presentation. The name of the theme will appear as you hover over it.
    Choosing a themeChoosing a theme
  5. Click a theme to apply it to the slides.
    Slides with the Austin ThemeSlides with the Austin Theme