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Can I create document themes?

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The Theme feature is useful for consistently stylizing your diagram without applying the same look over and over to each individual object. You can apply one of our preset themes, or create your own. Each theme applies a tasteful blend of colors, lines, outlines, and text styles to a selected diagram.

To access and preview these themes, click on the preset theme button right to of editor:

Creating and applying your own theme:

  1. Start by styling an object or line with colors, gradients, borders, styles, text, etc.
  2. Open Theme menu that is left of the editor.
  3. Click "Set default"
  1. New theme defaults will appear in the Theme panel.
  2. Click the "Apply all" icon in the graphic panel to apply to existing objects
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This looks like a way to copy & paste styles, but it doesn't appear you can actually create a theme you can use in other documents or add to your palette of future themes. For example I can't create a blue theme and a red theme which I can use where I want.

Is there a way to actually create a persistent theme like the other ones that show up in the Theme menu?

Andy N 1 vote
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Hi Andy, thanks for the post! While there is not a way to make a default theme for each new document, I think you'll find Creating A Custom Template useful. Doing so will allow you to create new documents with the theme you want already enabled. Please let me know if you you have any questions about this! 

Megan W 0 votes
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Have the same thoughts as Andy N here. The preset themes work fairly well with most templates, and feels fundamentaly different from creating a new template. Most templates are pre-styled in some manner, and if you make the effort to create your own is usualy for some very specific or very basic task, as the available templates cover pretty much all i've ever thought of drawing up. The main issue for me is that like all companies, we have a brand and connected color themes, and it dont match the existing themes. For every production i make i have to spend extra time to straighten the colors out, and they are basically always the same, regardless of what type of template i use. 

I would think fixing this would be a great "ease of use" feature to get in, i can even see it as an amazing part of a "getting started wizard" where you choose your main colors upload a logo or some such. 

Magne.Trondsen 1 vote
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Hi Magne, 

Thanks for following up with that feedback! Our product org is working on gathering user feedback for a themes re-vamp. Can you please fill out this feature request form with your suggestions? Thanks! 

Annika W. 0 votes
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