Modifying Themes

Modify PowerPoint theme elements to mix and match colors and fonts. Learn all about using the PowerPoint modify theme feature here.

Saving custom themes

Once you've found settings you like, you may want to save the theme so you can use it in other presentations. If you only want to use the theme in the current presentation, you won't need to save it.

To save a theme:

  1. From the Design tab, click the drop-down arrow in the Themes group.
    Screenshot of PowerPoint 2013Clicking the drop-down arrow
  2. Click Save Current Theme.
    Screenshot of PowerPoint 2013Clicking Save Current Theme
  3. A dialog box will appear. Type a file name, then click Save.
    Screenshot of PowerPoint 2013Saving a theme
  4. When you click the drop-down arrow in the Themes group, you'll see the custom theme under Custom.
    Screenshot of PowerPoint 2013The added custom theme

Custom themes have another unique and powerful feature: Any custom theme you save in PowerPoint can actually be used in other Microsoft Office applications, such as Word and Excel.