Digital PowerPoint Timer Instructions
These instructions detail how to change the colours of the PowerPoint 2010 version of our Digital PowerPoint Timer.
The Digital PowerPoint Timer files have been built using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. The files can also be used in 2007 following the same instructions – however, we would advise working within 2010 whenever possible. If you are using PowerPoint 2003, you can download the specific 2003 version of the Digital Timer.
Want a more detailed explanation, or don’t have to time to read through this now? Download the full instructions as a pdf file.
To change the colour of your Digital Clock in PowerPoint 2007 or 2010 please follow these steps:
1. Download one of our variations of the PowerPoint 2010 Digital Timer file and open the file in PowerPoint 2010. Click on the ‘View Tab’ across the top of the screen and then click on the ‘Slide Master Button’.
2. From ‘Slide Master View’, click on the ‘Colours’ button. From the drop down menu that appears, select ‘Create New Colour Theme’.
3. The ‘Create New Theme Colours’ window will appear in the middle of the screen. From this menu you can uniformly change the colours of a presentation, but in this instance the only 2 relevant colours to edit are ‘Accent 1’ and ‘Accent 2’. When you open the file there will be 2 shades of yellow; one darker, and the other lighter. We recommend selecting 2 shades of the same colour when you change this, so that the digital numbers will be easy to see without clashing.
To change the colours click on the downward arrow next to either ‘Accent 1’ or ‘Accent 2’ and select the ‘More Colours’ button.
4. Use the options in the ‘Colours’ window to select the colours you want. You can either enter the RGB value, or drag the colour picker around the spectrum to find the shade you want. Once you are happy with your selection select ‘OK’ to close the window.
5. Repeat this process for the other Accent colour. You can name the new colour pallet if desired, and click on ‘Save’ in the ‘Create New Theme Colours’ window to apply the changes. Now click on the ‘Close Master View’ button to return to your slides.
The clock will now display your specified colours. It might take some trial and error to work out which colours work best for you, so to get you started we have a list of RGB references you may find useful in our full instructions pdf document.
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