Applying a Design Template

Learn how to apply a PowerPoint XP design template in this free lesson.

Choosing a color scheme

PowerPoint's design templates have preselected colors, but you can choose your own color scheme. A color scheme is a combination of colors for the text and background of your slides.

To choose a different color scheme:

  • In the task pane, click the down-pointing arrow in the gray bar next to New Presentation.
  • Choose Slide Design - Color Schemes.

Choose Design Color Scheme

  • A list of color schemes appears.
  • Move your arrow pointer through the different color scheme options or use the scroll bar.
  • When you find a color scheme you like, click the down-pointing arrow in the gray box and choose Apply to All Slides.