Using SmartArt

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

SmartArt allows you to create a variety of shapes to illustrate processes, hierarchy, relationships and more!

    

Insert a SmartArt Shape

  1. In Normal view, display the slide you wish to add a SmartArt object to.
  2. Display the Insert ribbon and click on the button within the Illustrations area. The following choices are available.
  3. Select a shape then choose OK.
  4. The object appears in a box. The options displayed will differ slightly depending on the shape you selected. The following illustrates the options available when creating a pyramid.
  5. Enter the text you would like to display in the [Text] area. To add/remove shapes and format the SmartArt object, use the ribbons described below.
  6. Click on any area of your page to finish.

Design Ribbon

With your SmartArt object selected, you will notice a Design ribbon is available:

SmartArt Design Ribbon

The best way to learn the controls available is to explore these buttons.

Formatting SmartArt

With your SmartArt object selected, you will notice a Format ribbon is available:

SmartArt Format ribbon

The best way to learn the controls available is to explore these buttons.

Don't forget to play!

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