Apply or Customize a Document Theme in Edraw

Edraw can quickly and easily format an entire document to give it a professional and modern look by applying a document theme.

Apply or Customize a Document Theme

Theme: A set of unified design elements that provides a look for your document by using color, fonts, and graphics. A document theme is a set of formatting choices that include a set of theme colors, a set of theme fonts (including heading and body text fonts), and a set of theme effects (including lines and fill effects).

Edraw provides several predefined document themes, but you can also create your own by customizing an existing document theme, and then saving it as a custom document theme.

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Apply a Document Theme

You can change the document theme that is applied by default in Edraw programs by selecting another predefined document theme or a custom document theme. Document themes that you apply immediately affect the styles that you can use in your document.

Do one of the followings:

  1. On the Page Layout tab, in the Themes group, click Theme.
  2. To apply a predefined document theme, click the document theme that you want to use under Built-In.
  3. To apply a custom document theme, click the document theme that you want to use under Custom.

Tips: Custom is available only if you create one or more custom document themes.

Apply a document theme

Customize a Document Theme

To customize a document theme, you start by changing the colors, the fonts, or the line and fill effects that are used. Changes that you make to one or more of these theme components immediately affect the styles that you have applied in the active document. If you want to apply these changes to new documents, you can save them as a custom document theme.

Customize the Theme Colors

  1. On the Page Layout tab, in the Themes group, click Theme Colors.
  2. Click Create New Theme Colors....
  3. Under Theme colors, click the button of the theme color element that you want to change.
  4. Repeat step 3 all of the theme color elements that you want to change.
  5. In the Name box, type an appropriate name for the new theme colors.
  6. Click Ok.

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Customize the Theme Fonts

  1. On the Page Layout tab, in the Themes group, click Theme Fonts.
  2. Click Create Theme Fonts....
  3. Under Text Setup dialog, set the text format you want.
  4. Click Ok.

Select a Set of Theme Effects

Theme effects are sets of lines and fill effects. When you click the Theme Effects button , you can see the lines and fill effects that are used for each set of theme effects in the graphic that is displayed with the Theme Effects name. Although you cannot create your own set of theme effects, you can choose the one that you want to use in your own document theme.

Save a Document Theme

Any changes that you make to the colors, the fonts, or the line and fill effects of a document theme can be saved as a custom document theme that you can apply to other documents.

  1. On the Page Layout tab, in the Themes group, click Theme.
  2. Then click the Save current theme... button.
  3. After you open Edraw program next time, you can find the customized theme you created just now.

Tips: You can modify the theme name, theme font name in the Themes.xml and ThemeFonts.xml. (Find the two files in the install folder\Config\)

Prevent a Shape from Using Theme Effects or Colors

  1. Select the shape.
  2. On the Shape Format tab, Click Protection.
  3. In the Protection menu list, check the From theme or From format.

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