Solved

Excel 2010 - What's the difference between STYLES and THEMES

Posted on 2011-02-16
2
285 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
They both control colors and fonts and borders.
What can one feature do that the other cannot?
0
Comment
Question by:brothertruffle880
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
2 Comments
 
LVL 50

Accepted Solution

by:
Ingeborg Hawighorst earned 500 total points
ID: 34911176
Hello,

Themes are applied to the whole spreadsheet and affect the color palette, fonts and effects. Styles are used to control the look of cells or individual areas of the sheet and include formatting aspects like fill, border, font size, etc.

cheers, teylyn
0
 
LVL 50

Expert Comment

by:Ingeborg Hawighorst
ID: 34911281
For example: with the default theme selected, open the Styles drop-down on the Home Ribbon and look at the options.

There are styles for headings, accents, number formats.

When you change the Theme, you will see different colors displayed in the accents section of the styles drop-down. Other aspects of the styles remain the same, e.g. the fact that a heading has a bottom border or the output style has a border all around.

0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This tutorial explains how to create a series of drop-down lists that are dependent upon prior selections to guide (“force”) the user to make the correct selection and reduce data errors within Microsoft Excel. Excel 2010 was used for this tutorial;…
You need to know the location of the Office templates folder, so that when you create new templates, they are saved to that location, and thus are available for selection when creating new documents.  The steps to find the Templates folder path are …
The viewer will learn how to use a discrete random variable to simulate the return on an investment over a period of years, create a Monte Carlo simulation using the discrete random variable, and create a graph to represent the possible returns over…
Although Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) has been credited as the creator of "Binomial Distribution Table", Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716) did his dissertation on the subject in 1666; Leibniz you may recall is the co-inventor of "Calculus" and beat Isaac…

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question