Create WordArt and SmartArt

Create and change SmartArt

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When you want a list or diagram to stand out on the page, use a SmartArt graphic to make your point. These SmartArt features work similarly across your Office apps.

Add SmartArt

  1. Select Insert > SmartArt.

  2. On the left, select the type of layout you want.

    Choices in the Choose a SmartArt Graphic dialog box
  3. Select an option and select OK.

  4. Select [Text] and type the text you want.

Add another line

  • Right-click [Text] and select Add Shape Before or Add Shape After.

Delete a shape

  • Select the shape and press Delete.

Change the layout, color or style

  1. Select the SmartArt.

  2. Select the SmartArt Tools > Design tab.

  3. Hover over the Layouts to preview them, and select the one you want.

  4. Select Change Colors, hover over the options to preview them, and select the one you want.

  5. Hover over the SmartArt Styles to preview them, and select the one you want.

Reset the graphic

  1. Select the SmartArt.

  2. On the SmartArt Tools > Design tab, select Reset Graphic and select an option.

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When you want a list or diagram to stand out on the page, use a SmartArt graphic to make your point.

Select Insert > SmartArt.

Then select List, select the layout you like, and select OK.

Then select [Text] and type what you want.

If you need to add another line, right-click a [Text] shape, select Add Shape, and then select Add Shape Before or Add Shape After.

To delete a [Text] shape, select it, and press Delete.

To customize the design, select the SmartArt.

Then on the SmartArt Tools > Design tab, you can change the layout, Change Colors, or select a different SmartArt style.

And if you decide you don’t like your design changes, just select Reset Graphic.

These SmartArt features work similarly across your Office apps.

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