“The theme colors section is now at the top of the color picker, and the ‘theme’ placeholder has now been enhanced to show the name of the theme,” explained Google.
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“We hope this new feature will help you customize your presentations in Sheets and Slides and enable you to incorporate your company’s brand colors.”
Google Workspace themes
Under the new system, building out a theme is as simple as navigating to the traditional color-picker dropdown and selecting the edit theme icon in the top-right corner, which will open a tab in the sidebar.
From here, users can select a number of different colors that will later correspond with different elements of the presentation; for example, headers, body text and background accenting. The process will not create a new theme, but rather tweak whichever theme was selected via the dropdown, Google explains.
The idea is to help businesses create consistent branding across external and internal documents (which is more difficult than it sounds for larger organizations), and make it simpler for the people building out these documents to access the correct color palette.
The new color-picker system will roll out incrementally in the coming days and should reach all users by the end of the month.
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