Customize, Change Theme color, Default font in Microsoft Office

I have been using the latest version of the Office for a few months now. It makes me share some tips, every time I discover something new with the productivity suite that I am not aware of. In this topic, we shall learn to change theme and font of Microsoft Office documents. Let’s get started!

If you intend to change your current theme, switch to a different one, or create a new theme, you may find the Design tab in Word or the Page Layout tab in Excel as the right place to start.

Change Theme color in Office

First off, open a new document, choose the ‘Designs’ tab, click the drop-down arrow of ‘Colors’ and pick the color of your choice.

Change Theme color in Office

Now, if you would like to create your own set of colors, choose ‘Customize Colors’ option.

Next, from the customize colors window that opens up, click the button adjacent to the theme color of your choice (for example, Accent 1 or Hyperlink), and then pick a color under ‘Theme Colors’.

customize colors

For creating a customized or your own new color,  click ‘More Colors’ and pick a color on the Standard tab or enter numbers on the Custom tab.

Standard Colors

In the Name box, type a name for the new theme colors, and then click Save.

my color

Change default Font in Office

For changing the default fonts, click on the Design tab, then ‘Fonts’ and pick the font set you want.

Change default Font in Office 2013

For creating your own set of fonts, select the ‘Customize Fonts’ option.

Then, if the ‘Create New Theme Fonts’ box is displayed, choose desired fonts under the Heading font and Body font boxes.

color font

Next, as earlier, in the ‘Name’ box, enter a name, and click Save.

Save the Custom Theme for use in Microsoft Office

For this, click on the Design tab, click Themes > Save Current Theme.

Save current theme

In the File name box, enter a name for the theme, and click Save.

Set New Default Themes in Office

On the Design tab, click Set as Default.

You can follow the similar procedure using the Page Layout tab in Excel.

Hope you enjoy the change!

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