<fmtScheme> (Format Scheme)

This element contains the background fill styles, effect styles, fill styles, and line styles which define the style matrix for a theme. The style matrix consists of subtle, moderate, and intense fills, lines, and effects. The background fills are not generally thought of to directly be associated with the matrix, but do play a role in the style of the overall document. Usually, a given object will choose a single line style, a single fill style, and a single effect style in order to define the overall final look of the object.


In this example, we see a shape styled which utilizes different aspects from the above defined style matrix. ]

Parent Elements

<themeElements>; <themeOverride>

Child Elements


<bgFillStyleLst> (Background Fill Style List)


<effectStyleLst> (Effect Style List)


<fillStyleLst> (Fill Style List)


<lnStyleLst> (Line Style List)




<name> (Name)

Defines the name for the format scheme. The name is simply a human readable string which identifies the format scheme in the user interface.

The possible values for this attribute are defined by the XML Schema string datatype.

The following XML Schema fragment defines the contents of this element:

<complexType name="CT_StyleMatrix">
	<element name="fillStyleLst" type="CT_FillStyleList" minOccurs="1" maxOccurs="1"/>
	<element name="lnStyleLst" type="CT_LineStyleList" minOccurs="1" maxOccurs="1"/>
	<element name="effectStyleLst" type="CT_EffectStyleList" minOccurs="1" maxOccurs="1"/>
	<element name="bgFillStyleLst" type="CT_BackgroundFillStyleList" minOccurs="1" maxOccurs="1"/>
	<attribute name="name" type="xsd:string" use="optional" default=""/>