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Modifying a SmartArt Graphic

After you create a SmartArt graphic, you can add, remove, change, or rearrange shapes to create a custom look. For shapes within a Smart-Art graphic, you can change the shape from the Shape gallery and modify the shape text using familiar commands on the Font, and Alignment and Spacing panes on the Formatting Palette tab to create your own custom SmartArt graphic (New!). If you no longer want a shape you’ve added, simply select it, and then press Delete to remove it.

Add or Delete a Shape to a SmartArt Graphic

  • yellow-circle-01.gif Select the shape in the SmartArt graphic you want to modify.
  • yellow-circle-02.gif In the Text Pane, click to place the insertion point, and then click the Add or Delete button to insert or remove a shape.

    • You can select a shape, and then press Delete to remove it.
    • You can also use the Promote or Demote buttons to indent the text, which changes the shape position.

Change Shapes in a SmartArt Graphic

  • yellow-circle-01.gif Select the shapes in the SmartArt graphic you want to modify.
  • yellow-circle-02.gif Click the SmartArt Graphics Styles panel to expand it.
  • yellow-circle-03.gif Click the Shape button, point to a category, and then click a shape.

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