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Formatting SmartArt

There are a variety of SmartArt layouts and styles included within PowerPoint 2007 that allow you to format your SmartArt graphic at the click of a button.

Change Layouts

It is easy to switch to a different layout for your SmartArt data.

  1. Click the Design tab under SmartArt Tools on the Ribbon
  2. Select a Layout from the Layouts group
  3. SmartArt layout gallery

    Click the More button to see the full Layout gallery

Change colours

The colour of your SmartArt graphic can easily be changed.

  1. Click the Design tab under SmartArt Tools on the Ribbon
  2. Click the Change Colors button in the SmartArt Styles group
  3. Change SmartArt colour
  4. Select the colour that you want to use for your graphic

Change styles

A styles is a set of formatting commands that can be applied to the SmartArt graphic in one click.

  1. Click the Design tab under SmartArt Tools on the Ribbon
  2. Select a Style from the SmartArt Styles group
  3. SmartArt styles gallery

    Click the More button to see the full Styles gallery

Reset the SmartArt graphic

A SmartArt graphics default formatting settings can be reset at the click of a button discarding all formatting changes you have made.

  1. Click the Design tab under SmartArt Tools on the Ribbon
  2. Click the Reset Graphic button in the Reset group
  3. Reset graphic

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