A theme is a combination of colors, fonts and effects.
This is especially significant when you need to create charts and you want them to look uniform using a certain color palette for the lines and bars.
Each newly-created chart applies the Office theme by default, and so, pre-defining the colors of Series 1, Series 2, and so on, and then saving it as a theme will save you the time of having to change them every time you add a new chart.
To define a new custom theme:
- Go to the Page Layout tab.
- Select Colors in the Themes section.
- Select Customize Colors.
4. In the window popup, change the colors according to your preferred palette.
5. Rename the theme.
6. Click Save.
As an example, I renamed the theme as “LG Default 1”. You will find the new custom theme under Page Layout > Colors. Apart from defining colors, the fonts and effects can be defined as well.
Once you have finalized the tweaks for all three components, you can save it as a theme. To do this:
- Go to Page Layout tab.
- Select Themes.
- Select Save Current Theme.
4. Rename the file name of the theme.
5. Make sure that for Save as type, “Office Theme” is selected.
6. Click on Save.
For this example, I have saved it using the filename “Theme LG Default”.
It is saved under Document Themes under the Templates folder.