Using PowerPoint to create SharePoint Themes

Something interesting I learned recently about SharePoint 2010 was the fact that you can use powerpoint themes as sharepoint themes.

Steps:

1. Open PowerPoint (I’m using PowerPoint 2007)
2.  Under the “Design” tab, choose a theme and specify your preferred color schema

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3. Save the file in “Office Theme” (*.thmx) format
4. Navigate to the site settings of your SharePoint site collection and go to the Themes gallery
5. Click “Upload Document” from the ribbon and upload the theme file that you previously saved – you should now see your theme within the Theme gallery
6.  Go back to site settings and click “Site theme” under the “Look and Feel” category to change the site theme
7. You should now be able to select the theme you uploaded and even further customize the colors/fonts.

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8. Once you apply your theme, you should see the changes!

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