About this lesson
Insert, add text to, and format SmartArt graphics to quickly add diagrams to your presentation which will assist you to tell your story.
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Inserting and formatting SmartArt graphics.
When to use
To insert diagrams quickly – to explain complex concepts.
Insert a SmartArt diagram
- On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click SmartArt.
- Click the Insert SmartArt Graphic icon within a placeholder.
- List, process, cycle, hierarchy, relationship, etc.
- Click the text pain pop-out arrow and into text directly.
- Promote or demote lines of text to form the structure of the diagram.
- On the ribbon, click the Design tab, and then Create Graphic group – the buttons allow you to promote, demote, or move text lines up and down.
- With the SmartArt selected, click the Design tab, and select a different layout within the layouts group.
- With the SmartArt selected, click the Design tab, and select a different SmartArt style from the SmartArt Styles group.
- The colors of a SmartArt can be changed with the change colors drop-down arrow on the Design tab on the ribbon.
- Individual elements of a SmartArt diagram can be formatted from the Format tab on the ribbon when the SmartArt is selected.
Types of SmartArt diagram
Add text to a SmartArt diagram
To change the SmartArt layout and style
A SmartArt can be converted to a series of graphics – with the SmartArt selected, select the Design tab, click the convert drop-down arrow on the Reset group.
The direction of a SmartArt graphic can be changed by clicking the right-to-left button in the Create Graphic group on the Design tab on the ribbon.
If a red-colored cross appears in the text pane where you enter SmartArt text, the SmartArt type you have selected cannot support the number of lines of text you have entered.Login to download
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