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#Office365Challenge – Changing the colours and general look and feel of your SharePoint site could not have been made any easier. No graphic designer skills necessary and with some small changes – you can have big impacts. Always check with your Governance Team first to ensure that none of your changes goes against current guidelines as stipulated in your company’s Corporate Identity Manual.

Day: 40 of 365, 325 left
Tools: SharePoint
Description: Changing the look (theme) in SharePoint

To change the theme (look and feel) on your site, go to Settings (1) Site Settings (2) > Change the Look (3):
Change the look 1

Here you’ll see many templates you can choose from.
Change the look 3

Select one of the templates, on this page you will notice the different options to configure:

  1. You can add an image for a background
  2. Change the colour scheme
  3. Site layout can be changed
  4. As well as the fonts
  5. Once you’ve made your choices – click on (5) Try it out.

Note the difference between the Oslo and Seattle layout – Oslo has no left navigation with a more pronounced site header.

Change the look 4

Click on “Yes, keep it” to apply:
Change the look 5

By only changing the look (theme), and then changing my promoted link images to match I’ve achieved the following:

BEFORE:

Change the look Before

AFTER:
Yes, yes, that’s superman in the background. The Icons for the promoted links I created in PowerPoint, see my related blog links below for many more creative tips.

Change the look After

How easy was that cupcakes?! And no CSS / HTML was hurt in the process of “making” this blog.

Overview of my challenge: As an absolute lover of all things Microsoft, I’ve decided to undertake the challenge, of writing a blog every single day, for the next 365 days. Crazy, I know. And I’ll try my best, but if I cannot find something good to say about Office 365 and the Tools it includes for 365 days, I’m changing my profession. So let’s write this epic tale of “Around the Office in 365 Days”. My ode to Microsoft Office 365.

Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but where applicable, to the overall Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint.

 


Some More Creative Posts:
Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 10 – Inserting Shapes in PowerPoint
Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 12 – Eyedropper in PowerPoint
Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 13 – Transparency on Shapes in PowerPoint
Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 14 – Alignment of Shapes in PowerPoint
Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 18 – Format Painter in Office
Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 21 – Promoted Links in SharePoint
Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 22 – Promoted Links Images for SharePoint Idea 1
Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 23 – Promoted Links Images for SharePoint Idea 2
Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 24 – Promoted Links Images for SharePoint Idea 3
Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 25 – Image Maps in SharePoint 2013
04/07/2015 – The lighter side of Microsoft #22: Design Principles
05/03/2015 – The lighter side of Microsoft #21: SharePoint Wiki Pages with clickable Metro tiles
25/02/2015 – The lighter side of Microsoft #18: Image maps in SharePoint 2013
25/02/2015 – The lighter side of Microsoft #17: Cause everything I love I call “Wedwo”
18/02/2015 – The lighter side of Microsoft #16: Resizing Promoted Links in SharePoint
13/02/2015 – The lighter side of Microsoft #15: Wrapping Promoted Links in SharePoint
06/01/2015 – Empowering stuff for great people #5 – Windows Shortcuts & Snipping Tool
05/01/2015 – Empowering stuff for great people #4 – Editing images with Microsoft Picture Manager
30/12/2014 – The lighter side of Microsoft #13: Change the background colour or image on Wiki Pages
23/12/2014 – The lighter side of Microsoft #12: Wiki Pages for Organograms and Profile Pages
22/12/2014 – The lighter side of Microsoft #11: Using Wiki Pages for Business Process Mapping
02/11/2013 – The lighter side of Microsoft #5: Be more creative with Microsoft Office

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