Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Adding Slide Objects
Close Text Pane
To close the Text pane, choose SmartArt Tools
Design>Create Graphic>Text Pane. Click it
again to redisplay the Text pane.
Working with Hierarchy Levels
In the Text pane, when you press Enter, another
blank line and a corresponding shape appear on
the slide. Since a hierarchy diagram (such as an
organization chart), usually includes different
levels, called branches, PowerPoint by default
provides several higher headings and a few lower
headings. You can promote or demote these
headings as needed. In the Text pane, click anywhere in
the line you want to promote or demote and do
one of the following:
Promoting and Demoting in an organization chart.
Adding Diagram Shapes
The SmartArt Tools Design tab contains a button to
add shapes; however, in most situations it is
generally easiest to add shapes using the Text pane.
Simply click at the end of the text in the shape
located before where you want the new shape.
Press Enter and the Text pane provides another
line for typing and a shape to go with it. You can
then add as many shapes as you want.
Press the Tab key to demote to a lower
level. Optionally, choose SmartArt Tools
Press the Shift+Tab key to promote to a
higher level. Optionally, choose SmartArt
Tools Design>Create Graphic>Promote.
As you promote or demote the text, the slide
graphic immediately reflects the changes (see
Unlike the hierarchy type diagrams, the list,
process, cycle, relationship, and matrix diagrams do
not have branches, which means they travel in a
single direction. Look at the Text pane and diagram
in Figure 14-25 where you see three shapes
forming a circle. When working with these types of
diagrams, all the Text pane lines are on the same level.