Theme Builder Anomalies: Make Themes Compatible with PowerPoint

Created: Sunday, September 22, 2019, posted by at 7:48 pm

Presentations Glossary in alphabetical order:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z



Working with Themes in various versions of Microsoft Office (and PowerPoint), we stumbled into a huge road-block: Theme THMX files saved in Theme Builder refused to be applied in PowerPoint 2010 (Windows) and 2011 (Mac). Strangely, these THMX files continued to work in PowerPoint 2007 (Windows) and 2008 (Mac). We compared the THMX files created by Theme Builder to those saved from within PowerPoint, and realized that Theme Builder actually removes content from THMX files. Worse, it does so without warning, and you can easily lose all your Slide Layouts, Slide Master, basic presentation info, and even the THMX file’s thumbnail by just opening a perfectly good THMX and re-saving it within Theme Builder! Unfortunately, there are some parameters of a THMX file that are not exposed in PowerPoint. You must edit these either using an XML editor or Theme Builder.

Explore for all versions of PowerPoint.

Make Themes compatible with PowerPoint

Tutorial Code: 04 06 03
Previous: 04 06 02 Theme Builder Anomalies: Removed Content from Themes
Next: 04 07 01 Using Masters



Related Posts

Theme Builder Anomalies: Removed Content from Themes After finding that Themes saved in Theme Builder were not working in PowerPoint 2010 (Windows) and 2011 (Mac), we decided to explore the issue further...
Theme Builder Anomalies: Themes Incompatible with PowerPoint We have seen strange things happening with Theme Builder and how it plays with PowerPoint 2010 (and PowerPoint 2011 for Mac). Explore for all versi...
Theme Builder: Opening Existing Themes in Theme Builder If you already installed Theme Builder and created a new theme by playing around, you might get disappointed to learn that PowerPoint complains about ...
Theme Builder Theme Builder is an application created by Microsoft to create and edit themes. The full name of the application is Microsoft Theme Builder. As of now...

Microsoft and the Office logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Plagiarism will be detected by Copyscape

© 2000-2019, Geetesh Bajaj - All rights reserved.

since November 02, 2000