A theme is a preset group of colors, fonts, background, and layouts to make your presentation more visually appealing. Google Slides has a number of built-in themes.
Copying the practice presentation
If you are beginning this course at this point, you will need to copy the presentation to your Google Drive.
NOTE: If you have been working through the course, your file should be up to date and you will not need to copy the practice presentation. You can move ahead to Applying a theme.
- To begin copying the practice presentation in a new browser window,
Right-click Copy practice presentation, Click Open link in new window
The file begins to open in a new window of the web browser. Before the presentation will open and can be edited, we need to make a copy of it.
Move to the new browser window.
- To copy the presentation file, in the browser window,
A copy of the file is now open and, by default, is saved in your Google Drive. The filename now has the words "Copy of" at the beginning.
Applying a theme
Let's apply a theme to the presentation now.
- To select the title slide, in the Slide panel,
Click the title slide
- To open the Themes panel, if necessary, on the toolbar,
The Themes panel opens on the right side of the slide. Themes shown here are the default themes. They are automatically included in Google Slides.
- To apply the Material theme,
scroll through the Themes panel, Click the Material theme
The theme has been applied to all of the slides in the current presentation.