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Get visual with SmartArt graphics

Inserting SmartArt graphic from scratch

When you want to start with a graphic that you will type text into, open the main gallery of layouts for SmartArt graphics, and choose one. The most obvious route to the gallery is from the Insert tab on the Ribbon, as shown in the picture.

Here are the steps:
Callout 1 On the Insert tab, click SmartArt.
Callout 2 Click the type of graphic you want.
Callout 3 Click one of the layouts shown.
Callout 4 A larger example of the layout and a description appear in the preview area. You click OK to put the layout on the slide.

What if you want to swap the layout for another one? You can easily do that. You'll see how later in the lesson.

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