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How to add new brand colors schemes to your PowerPoint

If you want to add the new brand colors to your PowerPoint Templates, you will need to follow these steps:

  • Download the new brand color scheme files. Click here to download the compressed zip archive. (Zip, 2.15 KB), and Save the Zip archive to your desktop.
  • Inside the archive there are 5 XML files, each file contains the details of a specific new brand color scheme. Extract the Zip archive to your desktop.
  • Copy the 5 XML files to your profile folder. Your profile folder may vary depends on the Operating System:
    • Windows 7 and Vista : "C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates\
      Document Themes\Theme Colors"
    • Windows XP : "C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates\
      Document Themes\Theme Colors"

NOTE: Make sure to replace UserName in the previous folder names with your own username. Also, sometimes, the profile folder is stored on other drives instead of C drive.

  • Open Microsoft PowerPoint Application, from the Design tab, click the Color drop down arrow, and you can see the new set of color schemes are added to the color list under "Custom" Section as shown in the next image.

May 20, 2014