MEKKO GRAPHICS THEMES

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MEKKO GRAPHICS THEMES

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Mekko Graphics themes may be defined as color palette (and its defined use with different elements in Mekko Graphics charts), font, and border style. Mekko Graphics allows you to define multiple themes and provide tools for managing them. Having multiple themes provides you with more flexibility and choice.

MANAGING THEMES

Mekko Graphics Preference Manager displays a list of themes that are preinstalled with Mekko Graphics. These themes are under the Standard (Read Only) section.  You may edit themes, create new (custom) themes, delete custom themes, set a default theme, and choose which themes to display in the Mekko Graphics user interface.

ADDING/EDITING THEMES

CREATING A NEW THEME

Launch the Preference Manager

Click the New button from the Themes (Color Palettes) tab. You will be presented with a mostly blank Mekko Graphics Theme Edit page. Start creating colors and draw orders to build your theme or add colors from an existing theme. You must also name your theme and save it.

If you use PowerPoint themes, you can define an output font, Asian text font, and a segment border color to your Mekko Graphics theme. You must apply your PowerPoint theme to those slides for those selections to apply to your charts.  For example, if you named your Mekko Graphics theme Company A, you must have a corresponding PowerPoint theme called Company A for the below fields to be applied.  

Use the Settings tab to define fonts and border styles more globally.

 

ADDING AN EXISTING THEME

You may also load an existing themes to your list of themes. Click the Add from File button and navigate to the desired theme's location to add an existing theme to your list.

 

DELETING THEMES

You can delete any custom theme from your list. You cannot delete Mekko Graphics standard (read only) themes, although you can hide them from view from Mekko Graphics.  To delete a custom theme, select the theme and click the Delete button. Note, you cannot delete a theme if that theme is set as a default theme.  You should be sure before you delete a theme, as the action cannot be undone.

 

SAVING THEMES

If you wish to share your theme with other users in your organization, you can save a theme and send it to a new user. Your colleague can then load your theme into their Preference Manager using the Add from File button. To share your theme, select the theme and click the Save to File button. You will be prompted to select a location to save it to.

 

CHOOSING THEMES TO DISPLAY

You can choose which themes to display in Mekko Graphics. Choose which themes will be visible by checking the checkbox in the Show in UI column in the Preference Manager Theme tab

Those themes checked will be the themes available to you in the Color dropdown box in the Edit Chart Toolbar.

Notice that the theme you designate as a default theme will be portrayed as your Multicolor theme in Mekko Graphics.

 

SETTING A DEFAULT THEME

You must define which theme is your default theme in Mekko Graphics. To do this, select theme you wish to be the default, and select the Set as Default button in the Preference Manager Theme tab. The default theme will have a dot in the Default column as below. You may only have one theme defined as the default. The theme you designate as a default theme will be portrayed as your Multicolor theme in Mekko Graphics.

 

DEFAULT FROM CURRENT THEME

Creates a theme in the Preference Manager using colors from the current Office theme. Clicking this button creates a palette based on the current Office theme and inserts it as a custom palette in the Preference Manager.

 

USE ACTIVE COLOR OFFICE THEMES AS DEFAULT

Uses the colors and draw order associated with the current Office theme as the default palette.