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How to change the colours in a Word template

How to change the colours in a Word template

Changing one or more colours in a Word template colour palette or creating a new palette is easy.

To change one or more colours in the palette or create a new one:

  • On the Design tab, click the drop-down arrow on the Colors button.

How to change the colours in a Word template. The Design tab.
The Design tab.

  • The in-built colour palettes are displayed – in this example, Red is the colour palette – then select Customize Colors.

How to change the colours in a Word template. The Customize Colors option.
The Customize Colors option.

The Create New Theme Colors dialog box is launched.

How to change the colours in a Word template. The Create New Theme Colors dialog box.
The Create New Theme Colors dialog box.

  • Click the drop-down arrow beside the colour(s) you want to change. In this example, we’ll change Accent 1.

How to change the colours in a Word template. Edit theme colours.
Edit one or more colours in the palette.

  • Choose a new colour from either Standard Colors or More Colors. We’ve selected the bright green from the Standard Colors selection.
  • Re-name the Theme from Custom 1 to something more memorable.
  • Click the Save button.

All the text styles and elements in the template using the original red colour will now be bright green. You can, of course, change as many colours in the palette as you wish.

How to change the colours in a Word template. Revised colours.
Text and graphic elements changed from red to bright green.

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