Use multiple themes in a single PowerPoint presentation

Design themes make it easy to apply a range of coordinating features to each of your slides. Slide backgrounds, as well as font styles, colors, and sizes, are stored in the design theme. By default, only one design theme can be applied to a presentation. However, sometimes it is useful to have one or more additional themes available in the same presentation. This can be achieved by adding a new theme to the slide master that contains all the information about the layouts and styles of the slides in that presentation.

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  1. Access PowerPoint Slide Master for the first design theme
  2. Add an additional slide master to a PowerPoint presentation
  3. Add an additional theme to the PowerPoint Slide Master
  4. Added new design theme to additional PowerPoint slide masters
  5. Close PowerPoint slide master view
  6. Select a design theme to apply to new PowerPoint slides

Access PowerPoint Slide Master for the first design theme

  1. Click on the tab Vision on the tape.

  2. Press the button slide master In chapter Main species on the tape. The Slide Master tab on the ribbon opens.

  3. In chapter change theme click on the ribbon drop-down arrow under the button Themes † This shows the available design themes to apply.

  4. Click on the theme of your choice to apply to all slide layouts.

To apply a design theme only to a specific slide layout, click the thumbnail of that layout before applying the design theme.

Add an additional slide master to a PowerPoint presentation

  1. On the left side of the screen, in the Slides/Outline pane, scroll down to the empty space after the last slide layout.

  2. Click the empty space below the last slide layout thumbnail.

Add an additional theme to the PowerPoint Slide Master

  1. Click again drop-down arrow under the button Themes on the tape.

  2. Click on a different theme than you chose earlier.

Added new design theme to additional PowerPoint slide masters

A new complete set of slide masters will appear in the panel Slides/structure under the original set.

Close PowerPoint slide master view

Once all additional slide masters have been added to the presentation file, click the Close main view on the tape.

Select a design theme to apply to new PowerPoint slides

Once you’ve chosen additional themes to apply to the slides in this presentation, it’s time to add a new slide.

  1. Click on the tab House on the tape.

  2. Press the button New slide † A drop-down list will appear showing all the different slide layouts with different design themes.

  3. Scroll through the list and click on the slide layout of your choice in the appropriate design theme. A new slide with the applied design theme appears, ready for your input.

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