The PowerPoint Slide Design Pane offers three easy ways to make your
presentation look professional, colorful, and interesting: Design Templates,
Color Schemes, and Animation Schemes.
To Display the Slide Design Pane
Click the Slide Design icon on the Formatting toolbar OR From the Format menu, click Slide Design.
1) PowerPoint Slide Design - Design Templates
Templates offer a quick and easy way to provide an attractive and
interesting background to your presentation.
2) PowerPoint Slide Design - Color Schemes
Color Schemes quickly add to or change the colors of your slides
including the background, title text, body text, fills, shadows, and hyperlinks.
A default color scheme is applied to your slides when you select a Design
Template. Each Design Template includes additional Color Schemes you can use.
To apply a Color Scheme to One Slide
Open the PowerPoint slide where you want to apply the Color Scheme.
Click the down arrow next to the Color Scheme you want.
Click Apply to Selected Slides.
Note: If you wish to apply the color scheme to all slides, click Apply to All
To customize Color Schemes
At the bottom of the Slide Design – Color Schemes Task Pane, click
Edit Color Schemes…
This will open the Edit Color Scheme dialog box.
Click on the element you want to customize (e.g. Background, Title text, etc)
and click Change Color… button.
Select a color and click OK.
When you have completed customizing your colors, click Apply button.
3) PowerPoint Slide Design - Animation Schemes
Schemes make it easy to animate your slide show. Animations are divided into
subtle, moderate, and exciting schemes, and generally apply animations to
titles, bulleted lists, and paragraphs.
To apply an Animation Scheme to One Slide
Open the PowerPoint slide where you want to apply the Animation scheme.
Open the Slide Design – Animation Schemes Task Pane, and select the
animation you want.
The animation will automatically be applied to the current slide. To apply an Animation Scheme to All Slides
Select the animation you want.
Click on the Apply to All Slides button at the bottom of the Slide
Design – Animation Schemes Task Pane.