Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Creating the SmartArt Diagram
• A pyramid diagram shows items in relationship that typically build from the bottom up.
A good example of a pyramid diagram is a fundraising chart in which the bottom
level represents the largest number of beginning level donors who contribute to the
organization, and the top level represents the smaller percentage of major donors.
• A picture diagram enables you to create a diagram in which the photos are the main
point. You might use a picture diagram, for example, to show range of products in
your product line and who manages the various divisions.
• The Office.com selection provides you with additional SmartArt choices you can use
in a number of different diagram styles.
Begin the process of creating your SmartArt diagram by choosing the diagram type you
want from the left panel of the Choose A SmartArt Graphic dialog box. Notice that when
you click a diagram type, styles for that particular diagram appear in the center of the
dialog box. Click the style you like, and you’ll see an illustration and detailed description of the
type of diagram you’ve selected displayed on the right (see Figure 16-2). Click OK to create
Figure 16-2 The SmartArt graphic style you select is displayed and described in the right side of
the dialog box.
The diagram appears at the cursor position. Figure 16-3 shows a picture diagram as it first
appears. Notice that SmartArt Tools contextual tabs appear automatically in the Ribbon as
soon as you create the diagram. You will use the tools on the SmartArt Tools Design tab to
edit and enhance the diagram by adding text boxes and pictures, changing the diagrams
colors, and applying styles. Use the tools in the SmartArt Tools Format tab to change the
appearance of text and shapes in the diagram.