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Formatting a SmartArt Graphic

If your current SmartArt graphics don’t quite convey the message or look you want, you can change layouts by using the SmartArt Graphic Quick Styles (New!) on the Elements Gallery and selecting layout variations on the Styles tab (New!). If you only want to change the color, you can choose different color schemes using theme colors by using the Colors tab (New!). In addition to modifying shapes, you can also use familiar commands on the Font, and Alignment and Spacing panes on the Formatting Palette tab to format the text in a SmartArt graphic.

Apply a Quick Style to a SmartArt Graphic

  • yellow-circle-01.gif Click the SmartArt graphic you want to modify.
  • yellow-circle-02.gif Click the SmartArt Graphics tab on the Elements Gallery.
  • yellow-circle-03.gif Click one of the buttons (All, Recently Used, List, Process, etc.) to display the type of SmartArt style you want.
  • yellow-circle-04.gif Click the layout for the SmartArt graphic you want from the gallery.

    • You can click the arrows on the right to display more styles.

Change a SmartArt Graphic Layout

  • yellow-circle-01.gif Click the SmartArt graphic you want to modify.
  • yellow-circle-02.gif Click the Styles tab on the SmartArt Graphics Styles panel.
  • yellow-circle-03.gif Click the layout for the SmartArt graphic you want from the gallery.

    • You can click the up or down arrow to display more styles.

Change a SmartArt Graphic Colors

  • yellow-circle-01.gif Click the SmartArt graphic you want to modify.
  • yellow-circle-02.gif Click the Colors tab on the SmartArt Graphics Styles panel.
  • yellow-circle-03.gif Click the color layout for the SmartArt graphic you want from the gallery.

    • You can click the up or down arrow to display more styles.
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