Convert text to a SmartArt graphic and vice versa in PowerPoint for Mac

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. For example, you can convert a bulleted list into a visual timeline.

Convert text to a SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

  1. Select the bulleted or numbered list.

  2. On the Home tab, click Convert to SmartArt and select the type of SmartArt you want to convert your text to.

    PowerPoint for Mac Convert to SmartArt

Convert a SmartArt graphic to text or shape in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

  1. Click the SmartArt.

  2. On the SmartArt Design tab, click Convert>Convert to Text or Convert to Shapes.

    PowerPoint for Mac Convert SmartArt to Text

Convert text to a SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

  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 in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

  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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