Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Create a Diagram or Flowchart
Open a presentation in PowerPoint. Navigate to the
slide on which you want to put your diagram or
In the Ribbon, click the Insert tab. In the Illustrations
group, click SmartArt.
In the Choose SmartArt Graphic dialog box, choose
your desired diagram type from the list on the left.
We chose Cycle for our diagram. We chose Process for
our flowchart.
Figure 11-18: Choose your desired diagram type and layout
Next, choose your desired diagram layout, as shown
in Figure 11-18. We chose Basic Cycle for our diagram
and Basic Bending Process for our flowchart. Click OK.
Your diagram or flowchart appears on your slide.
To add text to the diagram or flowchart, click in the Text
box 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, as shown in Figure 11-19.
To manually modify the size of the diagram or flowchart, select the
diagram and drag the corner sizing handle on the border, which
proportionally resizes the object.
Note that on a flowchart, the red connector dots indicate locked
connectors, while green connector dots indicate unlocked connectors.
Locked connectorsmove with the shape. To unlock a connector,
simply select the connection point and drag it away from the shape.
Figure 11-19: Add text to your diagram or flowchart
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