Create a SmartArt Graphic in PowerPoint 2010 or 2007

SmartArt Graphics

This feature allows you to use shape, color, pictures, and text to make a point visually in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2010 (and 2007).

One way to work with this feature is to use the SmartArt button on the Insert tab. Another way is to use the Insert SmartArt Graphics button on a Title and Content slide layout in PowerPoint.

If you have existing text that you’d like to convert to SmartArt, select the text, and then click the Convert to SmartArt button in the Paragraph group on the Home tab.

There are over 80 SmartArt graphics to choose from in the SmartArt Gallery! The categories include List, Process, Cycle, Hierarchy, Relationship, Matrix, Pyramid, Picture, and Office.com.

Here’s a short video I created showing you two ways to create a SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint 2010:

Please post your questions or comments below.

Thanks!

Kathy
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About Kathy

I love being involved in education because I am always learning something new and exciting. I have been teaching and helping students for over 25 years with computer applications and keyboarding classes. Before computers, I helped students learn how to use dedicated word processors. It was a long time ago! Currently, I work at MiraCosta College, a community college in California, where I teach computer applications for the Computer Applications Department and keyboarding classes for the Business Office Technology Department. I teach one- and two-day computer courses through Community Services, and work as an Instructional Assistant II for the Academic Information Services Department. I’ve been enjoying my jobs at MiraCosta for over 20 years! Prior to MiraCosta, I worked at Eldorado Business College teaching word processing and business courses. And, for about 15 years I’ve been teaching online courses (PowerPoint 2010, 2007, & 2003, and Keyboarding) through Education to Go, a division of Cengage Learning. I find teaching and learning online an awarding experience. I enjoy reading, learning, traveling, and spending time with my family. Kathy

2 Responses to Create a SmartArt Graphic in PowerPoint 2010 or 2007

  1. Kathy March 22, 2012 at 8:29 am #

    Thanks Arte! I just read your 5 Stunning Powerpoint Smartart Features You Never Knew post. Very nice!

    Kathy

    @Arte R

  2. Arte R March 22, 2012 at 3:04 am #

    Kathy,
    This new feature makes it so easy to make our ideas visual. Especially any document or presentation gets a makeover with a few clicks. Of course like all tools I found that it requires some thought in the process of using it – i.e. which specific graphic suits the idea the best. Also, if users explore it, there is a lot of fun that one can have with look and feel. Thanks for this video introduction!

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