Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Creating SmartArt Graphics
Open a presentation in PowerPoint. Navigate to the
slide on which you want to put your SmartArt.
In the Ribbon, click the Insert tab. In the Illustrations
group, click SmartArt.
In the Choose A SmartArt Graphic dialog box, select
your type of graphic from the list at the left. Then
choose your desired layout for that type, shown in
Figure 11-1. Click OK. Your SmartArt graphic appears on
Figure 11-1: Create your SmartArt graphic type and layout
To add text to the graphic, click inside the Text
placeholder and type. If there is no Text placeholder, simply
click in the shape and type. You can also enter your text
in the Text pane. Click the Text pane button in the
Ribbon and enter your text in the pane. A SmartArt
graphic appears, as shown in Figure 11-2.
SmartArt, new to PowerPoint 2007, enables you to easily create
and edit various types of information graphics that show process,
relationships, hierarchy, and so on. You can create everything from
organization charts and cycle diagrams to flowcharts and pyramids.
Be sure to choose the type of SmartArt that will best present your
data. Note that you can also create SmartArt graphics in Word and
Figure 11-2: Your SmartArt graphic appears on your slide