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3.4 Insert and format SmartArt
You can customize individual shapes in the following ways:
Change an individual shape—for example, change a square into a star.
Apply a built-in shape style.
Change the color, outline, or effect of a shape.
Change the style of the shape’s text.
The Live Preview feature displays the effects of these changes before you apply them.
If you apply changes and then decide you preferred the original version, you can easily
click the return to the unaltered diagram layout.
In PowerPoint (but not in other Office programs), you can easily convert an ordinary
bulleted list to a SmartArt graphic that retains the relationship of the bullet levels. Or you
can create the diagram and then add text, either directly to its shapes or as a bulleted list
in the Text pane, which opens to the left of the diagram. In the Text pane, you can add
shapes, delete shapes, and rearrange them by dragging the associated list items.
➜ Right-click any item in the list, click Convert to SmartArt , and then click the layout
➜ Right-click any item in the list, click More SmartArt Graphics , click a layout in the
Choose SmartArt Graphic dialog box, and then click OK .
1. On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click the SmartArt button.
2. In the left pane of the Choose a SmartArt Graphic dialog box, click the type of
diagram you want.
3. In the center pane, click the layout you want, and then click OK .
➜ Click a shape, and then enter the text.
1. Open the Text pane by doing one of the following:
Click the button (labeled with a left-pointing chevron) on the left side of the
On the Design tool tab, in the Create Graphic group, click the Text Pane button.
2. Replace the placeholder list items with your own text.