Knowledge base KB0076

How do I map PowerPoint 2003 scheme colors to theme colors in PowerPoint 2007 and later versions?

Ensure that you have a current think-cell version. You can get it from our download page.

think-cell uses the complete set of Office design theme colors. If you still need compatibility with Office 2003, please use the restricted color scheme offered in the charts' floating toolbar.

Theme colors and scheme colors in PowerPoint

With Office 2007, Microsoft introduced new ways of working with colors. In essence, PowerPoint 2007 and later versions offer additional theme colors over the eight colors supported by the color scheme of PowerPoint versions up to 2003.

We have prepared a sample slide to illustrate the mapping of PowerPoint 2003 scheme colors to PowerPoint 2007 theme colors.

How can I change my theme colors?

The theme colors in current PowerPoint versions have slightly different names compared to those in PowerPoint 2003, and in particular the Hyperlink and Followed Hyperlink colors are not easy to find in PowerPoint 2007 and later.

To change the theme colors in PowerPoint, see Change Theme Colors on this Microsoft support website.