Add and Format SmartArt in Powerpoint 2010
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Add and Format SmartArt in Powerpoint 2010
PowerPoint offers a unique feature called SmartArt that allows users to add text to predefined art designs . The advantage of SmartArt is that while each component of the SmartArt can be edited individually, you can also edit the SmartArt as a whole while maintaining the settings for each individual component.
The following steps will help you add SmartArt to PowerPoint.
Step 1 - Go to the Illustrations group under the Insert ribbon.
Step 2 - Click the SmartArt command to open the Choose SmartArt Graphic dialog box. You can choose the SmartArt category and select individual SmartArt types in thelisting. You also get a preview and a brief deion of the graph in the Preview section.
Step 3 - Select the type of SmartArt and click OK or double click on the SmartArt Type to insert the graphic into the slide.
Step 4 - The graphic is inserted into the slide with a text pane where you can enter / edit the text SmartArt.
Step 5 - Add the necessary details and close the text pane to finish inserting the SmartArt.
PowerPoint SmartArt formatting features have been consolidateds under two ribbons: Design and Format . The sections below describe the features under each ribbon. To access these ribbons, you must select the SmartArt fi rst.
SmartArt Design Features
We will now understand the different SmartArt design features in PowerPoint.
The following table describes the different SmartArt design features in PowerPoint.
| Feature || Subfeatures || Deion |
| Create graphic || Add shape || Add another shape to the current SmartArt graphic; this also adds another bullet in the text pane. |
| Add bullet || Add another bullet in the text pane; it also adds another shape to the graph. |
| Text pane || Toggles visibility of the text pane. |
| Promote || Indent bullet at top level in text pane - useful only in multi-level SmartArt. |
| Demote || Indents the bullet at the bottom level of the text pane - only useful in multi-level SmartArt. |
| Right to left || Helps reverse direction of SmartArt flow. |
| Move Up || Moves the bullet up in the text pane or shape to the GAuche in the graphics. |
| Move down || Move the bullet down in the text pane or shape to the right in the graphics. |
| Layouts || Layouts || You allows you to change the layout of the SmartArt graphics to one in the list. |
| Smart styles || Change colors || Changes the color scheme for SmartArt graphics. |
| SmartArt Styles || Allows you to change the SmartArt graphic styles to one of the predefined from the list with one click. |
| Reset || Reset graphic || Removes all customization done on the SmartArt graphic. |
| Convert || Converts the SmartArt graphic to regular shapes or plain text. |
Features of the SmartArt format
We will now understand the different features of the SmartArt format in PowerPoint.
The following table describes the different features of the SmartArt format in PowerPoint.
| Feature || Secondary features || Deion |
| Shapes || Change shape || Replaces the selected shape in the SmartArt with one of those from the list. |
|Larger || Augmenter the size of the selected shape. |
| Smaller || Decreases the size of the selected shape. |
| Shape styles || Shape Fill || Provides different shades to add to the selected SmartArt graphic element. You can choose from a solid tint, texture, image, or gradient. |
| Border || Offers different options for the selected SmartArt graphic element. You can change the color, thickness and style of the . |
| Effects || Offers the possibility to add special effects on the selected SmartArt graphic element . |
| Word Art Styles || Text fill || Allows you to change the color of the texte in SmartArt. |
| Text outline || Allows you to add an outline to the text in the SmartArt and change the outline color, thickness and style. |
| Text effects || Allows you to add special effects (like reflection, shadow, etc.) to the text in the SmartArt. |
| Quick Styles || Contains a list of predefined Word Art styles that can be applied to selected text in SmartArt with just one click. |
| Organize || Bring forward || Allows you to move the SmartArt one layer or up. |
| Return || Allows you to move the SmartArt one layer down or up bottom of slide. |
| Paneselection || Toggles the selection and visibility sidebar on and off. |
| Align || Allows you to align the entire SmartArt with reference to the slide. |
| Group || Allows you to group multiple SmartArt into a single group object or |
| Size || Height || Allows you to adjust the height of the SmartArt. |
| Width || Allows you to adjust the width of the SmartArt. |