SmartArt graphics in earlier versions of Office

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Word

SmartArt graphics are incompatible with Office 2004 or earlier. Instead, the SmartArt graphics are converted to pictures when you save a file in Office 2004 or an earlier file format, such as Word 97–2004 Document, and then open it in Office 2004 or earlier.

After the SmartArt graphic converts to a picture, you cannot edit its contents or change the layout.

If you later save the file in the Office 2008 format or a later file format, the picture reverts to a SmartArt graphic unless you have formatted the picture.

Note: SmartArt graphics are compatible with the 2007 Microsoft Office system (for Windows) or later.

See also

Pictures in earlier versions of Office

Embedded Office files in earlier versions of Office

PowerPoint

SmartArt graphics are incompatible with Office 2004 or earlier. Instead, the SmartArt graphics are converted to pictures when you save a file in Office 2004 or an earlier file format, such as PowerPoint 97–2004 Presentation, and then open it in Office 2004 or earlier.

After the SmartArt graphic converts to a picture, you cannot edit its contents or change the layout.

If you later save the file in the Office 2008 format or a later file format, the picture reverts to a SmartArt graphic unless you have formatted the picture.

Note: SmartArt graphics are compatible with the 2007 Microsoft Office system (for Windows) or later.

See also

Pictures in earlier versions of Office

Embedded Office files in earlier versions of Office

Excel

SmartArt graphics are incompatible with Office 2004 or earlier. Instead, the SmartArt graphics are converted to pictures when you save a file in Office 2004 or an earlier file format, such as Excel 97–2004 Workbook, and then open it in Office 2004 or earlier.

After the SmartArt graphic converts to a picture, you cannot edit its contents or change the layout.

If you later save the file in the Office 2008 format or a later file format, the picture reverts to a SmartArt graphic unless you have formatted the picture.

Note: SmartArt graphics are compatible with the 2007 Microsoft Office system (for Windows) or later.

See also

Pictures in earlier versions of Office

Embedded Office files in earlier versions of Office

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