How to Use Themes in Word 2007
Themes are sets of styles that were created by graphic designers to give your Word 2007 documents a unified and professional look. You can use themes to quickly and easily apply consistent colors, fonts, and graphical effects.
Colors: A set of colors is chosen to format the text foreground and background, any graphics or design elements in the theme, and hyperlinks.
Fonts: Two fonts are chosen as part of the theme — one for the heading styles and a second for the body text.
Graphical effects: These effects are applied to any graphics or design elements in your document. The effects can include 3D, shading, gradation, drop-shadows, and other design subtleties.
Each of these elements is organized into a theme, given a name, and placed on the Themes menu for easy application in your document.
When you work with themes, remember the following:
A theme doesn’t overrule styles chosen for a document. Instead, it accents those styles. The theme may add color information, choose different fonts, or present various graphical elements. Beyond that, it doesn't change any styles applied to the text.
Themes work only with Word 2007 documents. To apply a theme to an older Word document, you must convert the document's format.
The graphical effects of a theme are only applied to any graphics in your document; the theme doesn’t insert graphics into your text.
You can use the various Themes menu commands to search for even more themes.