Format → Theme
Themes are mostly used for creating web pages, though they can also be used to jazz up a document that is viewed onscreen. A theme is a collection of formatting elements that defines the appearance of a web page. Elements included in a theme are backgrounds, styles, bullets, horizontal lines, hyperlink colors, and table border colors. A theme is really just a way to apply all of these elements at a stroke.
Themes are part of the Word application, and can be applied to any document, no matter which template the document is based on. Themes are not part of any particular template, although if you apply a theme and then save the file as a template, that theme will be in force on any document created based on that template.
Before you get too excited about themes, though, know that they have one serious drawback. You can’t create new themes yourself and they are not very modifiable.
The Theme dialog box (Figure 8-19) shows a list of available themes on the left and a preview of the selected theme on the right. Note that all themes are listed, even those that are not installed. Choosing one that is not installed brings up a note in the preview dialog box asking you to install the theme.
Figure 8-19. Designing web pages quickly with themes
For each theme, the following features can also be set:
Off by default, this option increases the vibrancy of ...