Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

SmartArtIn some Microsoft Office 2007 applications, a SmartArt graphic can be created and added to document. SmartArt is a way to turn ordinary text into something more visually appealing. It can be used to draw attention to important information or to make information easier to interpret and understand. SmartArt can be used to create an organizational chart, a decision tree, a pyramid or matrix structure, illustrate steps in a process, or to display events in a timeline. To create SmartArt, click on the Insert tab in the toolbar, then click on the SmartArt icon, as shown in the image.

Which programs work with SmartArt?

SmartArt can be created using Microsoft Word 2007, Excel 2007, Outlook 2007, and PowerPoint 2007. Other applications in the Office 2007 suite are not capable of creating SmartArt. However, users can copy SmartArt from one application to another, whether the destination application can create SmartArt or not.

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