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Get visual with SmartArt graphics

SmartArt graphic showing product timetable

Example of a timeline using SmartArt graphics.

A SmartArt graphic is a visual representation of information — like a diagram — that is very easy to create. Here are some ways to use one.

  • You can put the main points from a bulleted list into related shapes that don't follow a strict vertical format, and that you can color for impact and clarity.
  • Or, illustrate a production schedule, as this picture shows, by using a graphical timeline that captures the main milestones.
  • Or show a process, using connected shapes and arrows to make a sequence direct and clear.

See what types of layouts SmartArt graphics provide and look at examples of how you could use them.

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