Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Handling the Text on Diagram Shapes
Turning a bulleted list into a diagram (PowerPoint)
Suppose you’re working along in PowerPoint
when suddenly the realization strikes you that
a bulleted list in a text frame or text box would
work much better as a diagram. For those
occasions, you can click the Convert to SmartArt
button. By clicking this button, you can turn the
text in a text frame or text box into a diagram.
If the text frame or box contains a bulleted list,
each bulleted item becomes a diagram shape.
Follow these steps to turn a text frame or text
box into a diagram:
1. Select the text frame or text box.
2. On the Home tab, click the Convert to
SmartArt Graphic button.
You see a drop-down list with basic
diagram choices.
3. Either select a diagram on the list or
choose More SmartArt Graphics to open
the Choose a SmartArt Graphic dialog box
and select a diagram there.
Handling the Text on Diagram Shapes
When you create a new diagram, “[Text]” (the word Text enclosed in
brackets) appears on shapes. Your job is to replace this generic placeholder with
something more meaningful and less bland. These sections explain how to
enter text and bulleted lists on shapes.
Entering text on a diagram shape
Use one of these techniques to enter text on a diagram shape:
Click in the shape and start typing: The words you type appear in the
shape, as shown in Figure 2-7.
Enter text in the Text pane: Enter the text by typing it in the Text pane,
as shown in Figure 2-7. The text pane opens to the left of the diagram. To
open the text pane:
• Onthe(SmartArtTools)Designtab,clicktheTextPanebutton.
• ClicktheTextPanebuttononthediagram.Thisbuttonisnot
labeled, but you can find it to the left of the diagram.
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