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How to: Create New SharePoint Themes [AX 2012]

Updated: August 25, 2011

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

SharePoint provides several themes that you can apply to Enterprise Portal sites. If you use SharePoint Server, you can customize any of the existing themes. If you use either SharePoint Foundation or SharePoint Server, you can create your own SharePoint theme.

If you use Enterprise Portal with SharePoint Server, follow these steps to customize an existing theme.

ImportantImportant

This procedure applies only if you use Enterprise Portal with SharePoint Server.

To customize an existing theme

  1. In Enterprise Portal, use the top-level navigation to open the home page for the module site for which you want to customize a theme.

  2. On the Site Actions menu, click Site Settings.

  3. In the Look and Feel group, click Site theme.

  4. Select one of the existing themes that you want to modify.

  5. In the Customize Theme group, make the changes that you want to the colors and fonts for the theme.

  6. Click Preview to preview the customized theme.

  7. Click Apply to apply the customized theme to the site.

A SharePoint theme is stored in a .thmx file. Several tools are available to create .thmx files. The following procedure uses Microsoft Word 2010 to create a .thmx file that can be applied to an Enterprise Portal site.

ImportantImportant

This procedure can be used for both SharePoint Server and SharePoint Foundation.

To create a new theme

  1. Start Microsoft Word 2010.

  2. On the ribbon, click the Page Layout tab.

  3. In the Themes group, display the Colors menu. Select Create New Theme Colors. Select the colors you want to use for the new theme. Provide a name, and then click Save.

  4. In the Themes group, display the Fonts menu. Select Create New Theme Fonts. Select the fonts that you want to use for the new theme. Provide a name, and then click Save.

  5. In the Themes group, display the Themes menu. Select Save Current Theme.

  6. In the Save Current Theme dialog box, provide a name for the new theme. Choose a convenient location for the .thmx file, such as the Desktop, and then click Save.

After the .thmx file has been created, you can import it into the SharePoint installation.

To import a theme

  1. In Enterprise Portal, browse to the main Enterprise Portal site.

  2. On the Site Actions menu, click Site Settings.

  3. In the Galleries group, click Themes.

  4. On the ribbon, display the Documents tab.

  5. In the New group, click Upload Document.

  6. Click Browse. Select the .thmx file that you created, and then click Open.

  7. Click OK to upload the new theme.

  8. Verify the name for the theme. You can also provide a description of the new theme. Click Save.

To apply the new theme to an Enterprise Portal site, use the procedure that is described in How to: Apply a SharePoint Theme. The new theme you created will appear in the list together with the other SharePoint themes.

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