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Creating a Slide Theme in PowerPoint 2008

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To create a simple Art History style PowerPoint 2008 theme, first open a new presentation. The Formatting Palette will appear on the right side; if it does not, click on the “Toolbox” icon from the menu bar. On the Formatting Palette, select Style 4, which is a black background with white text.

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To ensure that any subsequent text added to the slide with a text box is formatted correctly (ie, in white font), create a “test” text box by selecting that icon from the menu bar.

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Once you have created and tested the text box…

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…you’re ready to save the slide theme. Select “Save Theme” from the Formatting Palette.

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Select a name for your theme that will be recognizable to you later.

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To apply your theme to any future presentation, select the “Slide Themes” tab.

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Next, select the “Custom Themes” tab. You will then see your theme saved with the title you assigned. Click on its thumbnail and you’re set!

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You can follow the above steps to save other types of Microsoft Office 2008 themes as well. If you have any questions, please contact the VRC.

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