How to Save a Custom Theme in Microsoft PowerPoint

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In Brief...

You can save custom themes to apply to future PowerPoint presentations. This makes it easy to give your presentations a consistent look and feel.

This feature works the same in all modern versions of Microsoft PowerPoint: 2010, 2013, and 2016.


  1. On the Design tab, in the Themes group, click the More drop-down arrow.
    More Drop-down Arrow

  2. Select Save Current Theme.
    Save Current Theme

  3. In the Save Current Theme dialog box, name the theme by typing a file name in the File name field.
    File Name Field

  4. Click Save. The theme now appears in the Custom section of the theme gallery.
    Custom Section of Theme Gallery

Author: Dave Dunn

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Dave received his Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College and his MBA from Syracuse University. He has served as Chairman of the Board of the Montessori School of Syracuse since 2001.