captivate removing themes from project

New Here ,
Jan 27, 2021 Jan 27, 2021

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Hi I'm using Captivate 2017 (11.5) I've created 2 custom themes: Custom1 and Custom2. I browsed for and 'inserted' into the project and now after having tested out each one I only want to use Custom2 theme, but when i go to insert a new slide both of the themes are in the master slide options (in PI).  Is there a way to remove a custom theme from the project ? 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 28, 2021 Jan 28, 2021

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You can apply one of the themes to the project, using the Themes big button. You'll get a warning that everything will be overridden. You will still see the unused theme, but hopefully not all the master slides.

I have written some blogs about mixing themes in one project, do not appreciate that feature because it can lead to many problems. But try out my suggestion.

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New Here ,
Jan 28, 2021 Jan 28, 2021

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Yes I've looked at your blogs - (thank you for writing them, have used many) - but i dont want to add another - i want to remove one - (i had used it but now no longer want to).... I'm wondering whether once used it cannot be removed from that project - even if there are no slides now using that theme any longer... is that right?

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New Here ,
Jan 29, 2021 Jan 29, 2021

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Oh and FYI (on my project anyway), the theme and all that theme's masterslides still show (even though the new theme does override on the slides - when I go to add a new slide - it provides both themes (with all the master slides) for both themes.  So as i was saying above, i'm assuming that because it was once used it cannot be removed from the project.

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Jan 29, 2021 Jan 29, 2021

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Within the project it will be tough to delete a theme. Even if you delete the original cptm file, it will still be buried in the project. I am a bit confused because when adding a slide (from menu) for me only the master slides from the theme in the active slide appear. If I want to change to another theme I need to use the Properties panel where the active theme can be changed. 

Probably the only way to get completely rid of it is, after having applied the final theme from the big button Themes, to save and copy/paste all to a new project using that theme. 

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