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How to save and reuse custom theme in Excel

Save and reuse custom theme in Excel with ease by following our quick tutorial.

Now that you have changed theme’s font and colours, it’s time to save and reuse your custom theme in Excel. You don’t know how to do it?

Be reassured, Ted Jordan is here to help!

Learn how to save custom themes in Excel to reuse them or to set one as default for your next workbooks.

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Themes help you coordinate fonts, colours and formatting options across Microsoft documents so you don’t need to format them each time.

We recommend using themes for your company branding so your customers will recognise your work instantly.

You changed the theme font and the theme colours in your Excel workbook but don’t want to lose your work? Save your custom theme!

To save your custom theme in Excel, go to Page Layout, select Themes then click Save Current Theme…

Once you clicked Save Current Theme… a window appears asking you to name your custom theme. If it’s the first time you save a theme, the proposed name should be something like “Theme1.thmx”

Rename your custom theme name with your brand, for example, then click Save.

In this example, we rename our custom theme “Theme-TedJordan.thmx”.

It’s important that you save your custom theme in the Themes folder.

You can now find your custom theme in Excel under Themes; note that your custom theme is also available in other Microsoft documents like Word!

To reuse your custom theme in Excel, go to Page Layout, select Themes and click your custom theme (that you have previously saved).

You saved your custom theme and want to change the default theme in Excel with yours? Follow these steps to change the default theme in Excel:

  • Apply your custom theme to a blank workbook
  • Save the workbook as a template (File then Save as Template)
  • Create new Excel file from template.

If you wish to only change the default font and font size in Excel, continue to read.

In Microsoft Excel, change default font and font size by pressing Command+, then select General.

After clicking General, change the default font and font size by selecting your preferences.

Now, you know how to save and reuse a custom theme in Excel and how to change the default font and the default font size for your workbooks.

Customise even more features in Excel: create your own shortcuts, change cells colour based on value, design and format tables, etc.

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