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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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2 thoughts on “Create a SmartArt Graphic in PowerPoint 2010 or 2007”

  1. 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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