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Saving a SmartArt Graphic as a Picture
Saving a SmartArt Graphic as a Picture
SmartArt graphics work only within Offi ce applications, but you can easily export one for
use in any other application. It is exported as a picture (by default a PNG fi le), which you
can then import into any application that accepts pictures. To save a SmartArt graphic as a
picture, follow these steps:
1. Select the outer frame of the SmartArt object.
2. Right-click the frame and choose Save as Picture. The Save As Picture dialog
box opens.
3. (Optional) Open the Save as Type list and select a different file type if desired.
4. Click the Save button to complete the save.
PowerPoint can save pictures in GIF, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, BMP, WMF, and EMF formats. Different formats have different
qualities and advantages. EMF and WMF can be ungrouped, but not the other formats. EMF does not result in a qual-
ity loss when resized, but most of the others do. JPG doesn’t use a transparent background, but PNG does.
Summary
In this chapter, you learned how to create SmartArt graphics. You learned how to select
a SmartArt graphic type, how to rearrange shapes, how to apply formatting, and how to
export SmartArt as pictures you can use in other programs. You will probably fi nd lots of
creative uses for SmartArt now that you know it’s available!
In the next chapter, you’ll learn how to incorporate online artwork, both from Microsoft and
from other sources. This can include clip art from Offi ce.com, photos from Bing, and more.
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