Make your SmartArt graphic look like an example in the SmartArt graphics dialog box

A SmartArt graphic is a visual representation of your information that you can quickly and easily create, choosing from among many different layouts, to effectively communicate your message or ideas. For more information about how to create SmartArt graphics, see Create a SmartArt graphic.

smartart graphic with slide text and layout gallery

You can create a SmartArt graphic that looks similar to the examples shown in the Choose a SmartArt Graphic Layout dialog box by applying a similar SmartArt Style and color variation.

  1. On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click SmartArt.

    Illustrations group Ribbon Image

  2. In the Choose a SmartArt Graphic dialog box, choose the type (such as Process or Hierarchy) and layout that you want.

  3. Add your text by doing one of the following:

    • Click in a shape in the SmartArt graphic, and then type your text.

    • Click [Text] in the Text pane, and then type or paste your text.

    • Copy text from another program, click [Text] in the Text pane, and then paste into the Text pane.

      If the Text pane is not visible,

      1. Click the SmartArt graphic.

      2. Under SmartArt Tools, on the Design tab, in the Create Graphic group, click Text Pane.SmartArt Tools Design tab image

        If you don't see the SmartArt Tools or Design tabs, make sure that you've selected a SmartArt graphic.

  4. Under SmartArt Tools, on the Design tab, in the SmartArt Styles group, click Change Colors.

SmartArt Styles group image

If you don't see the SmartArt Tools or Design tabs, make sure that you've selected a SmartArt graphic.

  1. Under Colorful, click Colorful - Accent Colors.

  2. In the SmartArt Styles group, click the More button Button image, and then click Cartoon.

Applies To: Excel 2007, Word 2007, PowerPoint 2007



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