Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Adding Slide Objects
4. When you finish editing the data, close the
Excel window. You do not need to save
changes as they are already saved in
PowerPoint.
List: Use this type for describing related
items, usually sequential or showing a
progression.
Process: Use this type for describing how a
concept or physical process changes over
time.
5. The PowerPoint window displays three Chart
Tools tabs (Design, Layout, and Format) while
the chart is selected, so you can edit the
chart design as you learned for editing an
Excel chart.
Cycle: Use this type to show progress from
one stage to another when the process
repeats itself. Figure 14-20 is a classic
example of a cycle diagram.
Hierarchy: Use this type to describe
relationships between items or people. A
company organization chart is an example of a
Hierarchy diagram.
Edit Data
To edit the chart data, choose Chart Tools
Design> Data>Edit Data, which reopens the
data in the Excel window.
Relationship: Use this type to describe
how two or more items are connected to
each other.
Creating SmartArt
Another element you can place on a content slide
is called SmartArt . SmartArt objects are diagrams
that show relationships, product cycles, workflow
processes, and such. Using a diagram allows your
viewers to better visualize a concept or idea.
Matrix: Use this type for showing the
relationship between the whole and its
components.
Pyramid: Use this for showing proportional
or interconnected relationships.
Picture: Use this type to lay out a series of
pictures.
Tip
Office.com
SmartArt diagrams are also available in
Word and Excel.
PowerPoint lists Office.com in the diagram
types, however, this option isn’t really a
diagram type, but rather a source for additional
miscellaneous diagrams.
First you must select the diagram type and
then you can customize it to meet your
specific needs. There are eight basic diagram
types, although each type contains quite a
few variations. Here are the diagram types:
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