Convert text to a SmartArt graphic and vice versa

A SmartArt graphic may help you communicate your point more vividly than a bulleted list. You can quickly convert text to a SmartArt graphic, and you can easily convert a SmartArt graphic back to text.

Do any of the following:

Convert text to a SmartArt graphic

  1. Select the bulleted or numbered list.

  2. On the SmartArt tab, under Insert SmartArt Graphic, click a SmartArt graphic type.

    SmartArt tab, Insert SmartArt Graphic group

  3. Click the graphic that you want to add.

Convert a SmartArt graphic to text

  1. Click the SmartArt graphic.

  2. On the SmartArt tab, under Reset, click Convert, and then click Convert to Text.

    PowerPoint SmartArt tab, Reset group

See also

Convert a SmartArt graphic to shapes

Add or edit a SmartArt graphic

Format a SmartArt graphic

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