Use themes to give your courses a consistent visual design. A design theme includes text stylestheme colors, theme fonts, slide masters, and feedback masters.

Applying and Managing Design Themes

To apply an existing theme to all the slides in your course, go to the Design tab on the ribbon, click the Themes drop-down, and select a thumbnail image from the gallery.

Tips for working with design themes:

  • You can use more than one design theme in a single course.
  • Design themes that have been applied to a course appear in the Themes gallery in the section called This Project. You'll also see sections for Custom themes and Built-In themes.
  • The design theme assigned to the current slide has a blue outline in the Themes gallery.
  • Right-click any thumbnail in the Themes gallery to see these additional options:

Apply to Matching Slides

This applies the theme to all slides that are based on the same slide master as the current slide. Slides that are based on other slide masters will remain unchanged. (You can achieve the same thing by left-clicking the theme thumbnail.)

Apply to All Slides

This applies the theme to all slides in your course.

Apply to Selected Slides

This applies the theme only to the selected slide(s).


This removes the theme from Storyline 360. (This option is only available for custom themes that aren't currently in use in the open project.)

Set as Default Theme

This makes the theme your default for new projects.

Customizing Design Themes

To customize a design theme, see these user guides:

Saving Custom Design Themes for Use in Other Courses

When you make changes to a design theme (for example, colors or fonts), Storyline 360 saves the changes in the current project. To use the modified design theme in other projects, do this:

  1. Go to the Design tab on the ribbon and click the Themes drop-down gallery.
  2. Choose Save Current Theme at the bottom of the list.
  3. Enter a name for your custom theme and click Save.

Sharing Design Themes

Perhaps you've customized a design theme for your organization, and now you need to share it with other course developers. No problem.

Save it as a custom theme as described in the section above, then send the theme file to your colleagues. If you saved it in the default location, it'll be located in this folder:


When you receive a custom theme file from someone else, do this to add it to your themes gallery:

  1. Go to the Design tab on the ribbon and click the Themes drop-down gallery.
  2. Choose Browse for Themes at the bottom of the list.
  3. Browse to the custom theme file and click Open.
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