Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
After you click the button representing the type of diagram you want to create, clicking
OK adds the diagram to your worksheet.
While the diagram is selected, Excel displays the SmartArt Tools Design and Format
contextual tabs. You can use the tools on the Design contextual tab to change the
graphic’s layout, style, or color scheme. The Design contextual tab also contains
the Create Graphic group, which is home to tools you can use to add a shape to the
SmartArt graphic, add text to the graphic, and promote or demote shapes within
As an example, consider a process diagram that describes how Consolidated Messenger
handles a package within one of the company’s regional distribution centers.