Right to Left has no impact on diagrams that center information, such as Pyramid diagrams. On the SmartArt Tools Design tab, click the Convert button, then click Convert to Shapes. Unlike Process layouts, List layouts usually do not have arrows or a directional flow. Click the SmartArt Tools Format tab. The WordArt text is converted to a single-item SmartArt object. Styles apply fills, borders, and effects to improve the appearance of the diagrams shapes. Conversely, you may want to increase shape size to draw attention to one specific shape.
If you cannot find the exact layout that you want, you can and shapes in your SmartArt graphic to adjust the structure of the layout. The new shape is superior to the selected shape. Make sure you select the shape, and not the text within it. You will learn about manually formatting the text and shapes later in this lesson. Although picture placeholder shapes are designed to display pictures, you can to any shape.
Click just to the right of the name Hicks in the top-level shape, press Enter, and type Director. As the example below illustrates, a bulleted list can be much more dramatic when you convert it to a SmartArt graphic. If you want to show a horizontal hierarchy, you should choose a Hierarchy layout. The SmartArt Style gallery appears, as shown above. Your completed diagram should look similar to the figure above. You can use Cut and Paste in the Text pane to move bulleted items from one location to another.
Keep in mind that changing layouts or types can alter the meaning of your information. Use Process layouts when you want to show how steps or phases follow one another to produce a result. Then click away from the diagram to deselect it. Click next to the bullet at the top of the Text pane to place the insertion point there. Cycle Create an organization chart. You can also adjust alignment in shapes just as you would in any PowerPoint placeholder. Process Show a continual process.
Matrix Show proportional relationships with the largest component on the top or bottom. You can even change the diagram type to another that better fits your data. If you want bulleted text to stand out, you can easily transfer text to shapes that you can color, give dimension to, and emphasize with visual effects or animation. Notice that the Drawing Tools Format tab becomes available, indicating it is a drawn shape object. To do this Use this type Show nonsequential information.
Relationship Show how parts relate to a whole. Font sizes usually increase accordingly, too. Your diagram should look like the figure at right. What to consider when you create a SmartArt graphic Before you create your SmartArt graphic, visualize what type and layout are best for displaying your data. With the new 2007 Office release feature called SmartArt graphics, and other new features such as , you can create designer-quality illustrations with only a few clicks of your mouse.
Aspect ratio refers to the ratio between width and height. Or you can reevaluate your content to see if any of the information is less vital to your message. Other layouts combine subpoints with their summary points. In this exercise, you will learn how to change the size of a shape. Unlike List layouts, layouts in the Process type usually have a directional flow and are used to illustrate steps or stages in a process or workflow, such as sequential steps for completing a task, general phases in the development of a product, or a timeline or schedule. However, some layouts, such as Trapezoid List in the List type, work well with larger amounts of text. All All available layouts for SmartArt graphics appear in the All type.
Use Process layouts when you want to show how steps or phases follow one another to produce a result. Type Kyle Porter in the new shape, press Enter, and type Package Design. The sub-ordinate shapes are arranged vertically below the top-level shape, rather than horizontally, as shown at right. The Choose a SmartArt Graphic gallery displays all available layouts broken into eleven different types — All, List, Process, Cycle, Hierarchy, Relationship, Matrix, Pyramid, Picture, Office. In addition, you can add animation to your SmartArt graphic in Office PowerPoint 2007 presentations. When you use these layouts, additional functionality, such as the assistant shape and the hanging layouts, becomes available.
You can learn more about creating organization charts by reading. Some layouts appear in more than one types listing. To do this Use this type Show nonsequential information. For example, a layout with arrows pointing to the right, such as Basic Process in the Process type, has a different meaning from a SmartArt graphic with arrows going in a circle, such as Continuous Cycle in the Cycle type. . If you demote shape text, it becomes a bullet item.