Chapter 11 Adding Color and Pictures to a Presentation In This Chapter Using themes Changing a background Adding graphics Showing movies on a slide Adding sound to a presentation To make your presentations look more visually appealing, PowerPoint lets you add color and graphics to your slides. Color and graphics can’t turn a worthless presentation into an informative one, but they can enhance an informative presentation and make it easier for people to watch. Applying a Theme By default, PowerPoint displays each slide with a white background. Although you could change the colors and appearance of each slide individually, it’s much easier to change every slide in your presentation using a theme. A theme provides predesigned colors and designs that are applied to each slide to give your presentation a uniform and professional look. To define a theme for a presentation, follow these steps: 1. Click the Design tab. 2. Click the More button under the Themes group. A menu appears, as shown in Figure 11-1.
222 Part IV: Making Presentations with PowerPoint Figure 11-1: Themes provide predesigned backgrounds for your presentation. If you move the mouse pointer over a theme, PowerPoint shows how your presentation will look. 3. Click a theme. PowerPoint displays your chosen theme on your slides. 4. Click the Theme Colors icon in the Themes group. A menu appears, listing different color variations you can choose for your presentation, as shown in Figure 11-2. 5. Click a color pattern. PowerPoint displays your new theme colors. 6. Click the Fonts icon in the Themes group. A menu appears listing all the default fonts for your presentation, as shown in Figure 11-3. 7. Click a font. 8. Click the Effects icon in the Themes group. A menu appears listing all the different effects you can give your presentation, such as Metro or Currency.