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Create Custom Theme Using Microsoft Office for SharePoint 2010

Posted by Ravishankar Singh Articles | SharePoint April 19, 2011
In this article I am going to explain how to use Microsoft Office to create a theme for SharePoint 2010. We can create our own custom theme from Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook or PowerPoint.
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In this article I am going to explain how to use Microsoft Office to create a theme for SharePoint 2010. We can create our own custom theme from Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook or PowerPoint.

Following are the steps to create a theme for SharePoint 2010 using PowerPoint:

Step 1: Open Microsoft PowerPoint; click on the Design tab.

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In Excel, click on the Page Layout tab.

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In Word, click on the Page Layout tab.

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In Outlook, use Format Text.

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Step 2: In the themes option, create a custom theme by setting colors, fonts and effects. Click on Colors to create a new theme.

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Step 3: Click on Save to save the theme.

Step 4: Click on more to save theme.

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Now we are done with the theme creation. The next step we need to do is to upload the theme and apply the theme to the SharePoint site.

Step 5: Open the SharePoint site, click on Site Action->Site Settings.

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Step 6: Under Galleries, click on Themes to upload a custom theme.

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Now we have successfully uploaded a custom theme into the SharePoint site. The next task is to apply the theme.

Step 7: Go To Site Action->Site Setting, under the Look and Feel section, click on Theme.

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Click on Apply to apply the custom theme for the current site.

Step 8: The SharePoint site is ready with the custom theme.

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Hope you enjoy this article and it saves your time and effort too.

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