PowerPoint 2003
Customizing Slide Design

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Lesson 17: Customizing Slide Design

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Introduction

By the end of this module, you should be able to:

  • Apply a slide design template
  • Modify the color scheme of a design template
  • Edit the color scheme

Customizing the slide design

When you select a design template, PowerPoint applies predefined design elements such as font style and size, background color, and bullet shape and color to each slide show.

To customize the slide design:

  • Select FormatactionSlide Design from the main menu. The Slide Design pane will appear.
  • Click the design template you like. By default, PowerPoint will apply this design to all slides in the slide show; however, you can right-click the arrow beside each template to modify the default setting.
  • Click the Color Schemes link.
  • Select the color scheme you like. By default, PowerPoint will apply this design to all slides in the slide show; however, you can right-click the arrow beside each template to modify the default setting.
  • Click the Edit Color Schemes link to modify specific elements of the color scheme.

    Customize Slide Design
  • Select the element you would like to modify in the Scheme colors section.
  • Click Change Color.
  • Select the color you like on either the Custom or Standard dialog box tab.
  • Click OK.
  • Repeat the previous four steps until you have changed all the elements you wish.
  • Click Apply.

Challenge!

  • Open a new blank presentation.
  • Insert three slides of any layout design.
  • Apply any slide design template.
  • Apply a new color scheme to the design template.
  • Modify the background color.
  • Modify the accent color.
  • Close the presentation without saving the file.

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