#Microsoft365 – Ever tried to match a colour in a PowerPoint presentation, hours later, you’re happy it’s exactly the same, only to print or present it and it looks completely different? Today we’ll match colours to build a beautiful presentation.

For previous posts in my #Microsoft365Challenge go to the index

How to use the Colour Picker:

Now I’ll insert a couple of shapes, on which I’ll add the font for my Index slide. Once you’ve inserted the shapes, select the shape (1), click on the “Format” Tab (2) > “Shape Fill (3) > “Eyedropper (4). Now you can click anywhere on the photo (5) and the shape will pick up the colour you have selected. I’ve inserted one of my favourite photos into a PowerPoint presentation.

I would like to build a presentation, using the same colours to style any shapes, pages and fonts I use. If you need to make the photo smaller or larger and you’re not sure how – read my post on aspect ratio.


If necessary, remove the outlines to your shape (as their colour will be different). Select the shape (1), click on the “Format” Tab (2) > “Shape Outline (3) > “No Outline (4).

To save time, I’ve selected all the shapes and will apply the font styling at the same time:
Keeping Shift or Ctrl in, select all the shapes (1), click on the “Home” Tab (2), then set the font type (3), size (4), alignment (5) and colour (6), keep in mind that you can use the eyedropper to select the font colour off the photo.

I’ve used the Eyedropper to select a different colour from my photo for each shape, the font colour as well as the background. Here is the end result:

Everyone has the ability to be creative, sometimes it just takes someone to show you how. Till tomorrow.



Purpose of this blog challenge:

I will write 365 blogs in 365 days around Microsoft 365. I did a similar challenge with Office 365, blogs can be found here. I won’t just be talking about the new Microsoft 365 subscription model. I will be sharing any news, tips and tricks around Office / Office 365 / Windows / Mobility and Security. And let’s not forget all the great new Apps & services available.  A lot of what I’ll share on Office and SharePoint will also be applicable to none “Office 365” versions.