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Formatting a SmartArt Graphic

If your current SmartArt graphics don’t quite convey the message or look you want, use live preview to quickly preview layouts in the Quick Styles and Layout Styles groups and select the one you want. If you only want to change the color, you can choose different color schemes using theme colors by using the Change Color button. If the flow of a SmartArt graphic is not the direction you want, you can change the orientation.

Apply a Quick Style to a SmartArt Graphic

  • yellow-circle1.jpg Click the SmartArt graphic you want to modify.
  • yellow-circle2.jpg Click the Design tab under SmartArt Tools.
  • yellow-circle3.jpg Click the scroll up or down arrow, or click the More list arrow in the Quick Styles group to see additional styles.
  • yellow-circle4.jpg Point to a style.

    A live preview of the style appears in the current shape.

  • yellow-circle5.jpg Click the layout for the SmartArt graphic you want from the gallery.

Change a Smart Graphic Orientation

  • yellow-circle1.jpg Click the SmartArt graphic you want to modify.
  • yellow-circle2.jpg Click the Design tab under SmartArt Tools.
  • yellow-circle3.jpg Click the Right to Left button.

    The button toggles, so you can click it again to switch back.

Change a SmartArt Graphic Layout

  • yellow-circle1.jpg Click the SmartArt graphic you want to modify.
  • yellow-circle2.jpg Click the Design tab under SmartArt Tools.
  • yellow-circle3.jpg Click the scroll up or down arrow, or click the More list arrow in the Layout Styles group to see additional styles.

    The gallery displays layouts designed for bulleted lists.

  • yellow-circle4.jpg To view the entire list of diagram layouts, click More Layouts.
  • yellow-circle5.jpg Point to a layout.

    A live preview of the style appears in the current shape.

  • yellow-circle6.jpg Click the layout for the SmartArt graphic you want from the gallery.
  • yellow-circle7.jpg If you opened the entire list of layouts, click OK.

Change a SmartArt Graphic Colors

  • yellow-circle1.jpg Click the SmartArt graphic you want to modify.
  • yellow-circle2.jpg Click the Design tab under SmartArt Tools.
  • yellow-circle3.jpg Click the Change Colors button.

    The gallery displays the current layout with different theme colors.

  • yellow-circle4.jpg Point to a style.

    A live preview of the style appears in the current shape.

  • yellow-circle5.jpg Click the layout for the SmartArt graphic you want from the gallery.
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