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Apply a theme to a diagram

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Add a theme to give your Visio diagrams a professionally-designed look.

Apply a theme to a page

  1. Select Design.

  2. In the Themes group, select More.

    Screenshot of the Design > Themes toolbar options

  3. Point to a theme to see how it looks in the diagram.

  4. Select a theme to apply it to the page.

  5. In the Variants group, select More to select different colors and effects for the theme.

    Screenshot of Design > Theme > Variants toolbar display

Apply a different theme to a page in the same diagram

  1. Select Insert > New Page > Duplicate This Page.

  2. To change the title, select it and type in what you want.

  3. To change the theme, select Design and select a theme from the gallery.

Remove a theme or background

Do one of the following:

  • To remove a theme from a selected page, select Design > No Theme.

    Screenshot of Themes toolbar

  • To remove a background, select Design > Backgrounds > No Background.

Prevent themes from affecting a new shape

  1. Select Design.

  2. In the Themes group, select More.

  3. Select Apply Theme to New Shapes, if necessary, to clear it.

    Note: New shapes will not be formatted with a theme.

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