Do you need a quick way to get the formatting done? Have you ever been on a time crunch where you want to make a professional and pleasing report, but you simply don’t have enough time?
These can be done by taking advantage of Word themes. The themes are built-in to MS Word and supply you with carefully selected elements that complement each other: fonts, colours, elements, and other customization options.
You can choose from tens of templates that were made by Microsoft, or even make your own themes to re-use them in the future! But what exactly can these themes do for you? What elements do they focus on most and why is it important that you cover these in your projects, no matter how fast you have to get the document out?
In this article, you can get answers to all of that.
The importance of color is evident throughout many forms of art and publication, such as designing web pages, painting a picture, or even just typing up a document or report.
Getting the colors of your report is just as important as it is for a painter to choose the appropriate colors for their pieces.
If you pick colors that simply do not look pleasing together, or you use colours that end up putting emphasis on the wrong parts of your text, you might give your readers trouble understanding the report, thus leading to dissatisfaction.
Word themes ensure that each and every colour on your page works in harmony with one another.
If you want to add some details to your reports, you can quickly add in things such as horizontal lines for dividing sections, bullet-point lists, highlighting text, background images, and much more.
However, each one of these elements can also be customized.
You can create different kinds of lines such as dotted, dashed, or even a combination of the two, the bullet points in your list can be customized to different symbols, and the list just goes on.
If you choose to use a Word theme, these themes are even capable of customizing your graphic elements!
Tables and charts
Staying on track with elements, Word themes are also capable of customizing tables and charts.
By using tables and charts, you can display more complex data in a visual way, thus making it easier to read and understand for your viewers.
Word themes can change the colors, borders, and fonts in your tables and charts, thus customizing them and making sure they fit in with the rest of your document.
Inserting images is one of the easiest ways of adding visuals to your document. With Word themes, images can be quickly decorated with borders, drop shadow and other options Word itself supplies you with.
Not every theme tampers with images, but if needed, you can customize an existing theme by adding image alterations to create your own theme that gets the job done for you.
Visually pleasing or not, your report is still mostly composed of text. Make sure you are using appropriate fonts by selecting Word themes that supply you with carefully chosen fonts that fit the setting of your document!