Color Schemes

Microsoft PowerPoint 2003

Video! Color Schemes (Turn your speakers on)

Once you have applied a design template you can then alter the color scheme used for your presentation. With your presentation open:

  1. View the Slide Design TaskPane. (Click on the on the Formatting toolbar.) A window similar to the following is displayed:


  2. Select a new scheme from those shown.


  3. If desired, you can customize the scheme further by clicking on Edit Color Scheme at the bottom of the Task Pane. The following window will appear:
  4. To change one of the element colors, double-click on the color shown then select a new color..


  5. Choose Preview to preview the effect then choose Apply to apply the effect.

Additional References

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  • Background Formatting
  • Slide Backgrounds
  • Design Templates
  • Templates: Customized