Video: Create charts and graphics with SmartArt

You can watch additional SmartArt videos by clicking a category below. The categories contain videos that show you how to enhance your SmartArt graphic once you have created it, or how to create a particular SmartArt graphic. Specific SmartArt graphics are grouped under the layout type. Each layout provides a different way to express your content and enhance your message. Some layouts simply add visual polish to a bulleted list, and other layouts (such as organization charts and Venn diagrams) are designed to portray specific kinds of information.

Click a layout type to see a list of videos


Hierarchy (organization chart)

Video: Create an organization chart with pictures

An organization chart is a diagram of a reporting hierarchy that is commonly used to show relationships among employees, titles, and groups. You can add pictures of those employees to the organization chart by using the picture organization chart SmartArt layout in Office 2010.

Video: Create a family tree with SmartArt graphics

This video shows you how to create a family tree in Office 2010 using a SmartArt graphic hierarchy layout.

Video: Create a hierarchy with a SmartArt graphic

You can illustrate hierarchical relationships that progress vertically or horizontally with a SmartArt graphic that uses a hierarchy layout, such as Labeled Hierarchy. A hierarchy graphically represents a series of ordered groupings of people or things within a system. By using a SmartArt graphic in Office 2010, you can create a hierarchy and include it in your worksheet, e-mail message, presentation, or document.

How to

Video: Add pictures to your SmartArt graphic

Pictures or images can be an integral part of creating a compelling document, worksheet, or presentation in Office 2010, and it is easy to insert a picture into your SmartArt graphic. You can add a picture to an individual shape, or you can add a picture to the entire background of your SmartArt graphic.

Video: Add text on top of a photo

You can combine text and pictures to create interesting graphics in Office 2010. You can insert text by using a simple text box or by using WordArt, and then formatting the text to your specifications.

Video: Add text to a SmartArt graphic

It's easy to enter text in your SmartArt graphics in Office 2010. You add text from within the SmartArt graphic, use the Text pane, or create and position text boxes to add extra text wherever you want it.

Video: Rotate text in your SmartArt graphic

In Office 2010, you can rotate text in your SmartArt graphic shapes so that it faces either margin, or stack your text vertically so that it reads from top to bottom.

Video: Rotate or flip shapes in a SmartArt graphic

When you use SmartArt graphics in your Office 2010 PowerPoint presentation, you can make the information in the graphic more attractive and eye catching by rotating and flipping shapes in the graphic.

Video: Animate your SmartArt graphic

You can create moving, animated SmartArt graphics in PowerPoint 2010 to provide additional emphasis or show your information in phases. You can animate your entire SmartArt graphic or only an individual shape in your SmartArt graphic.

Video: Format lines in your SmartArt graphic

In Office 2010, you can change the color, style, and width of the lines connecting the shapes in your SmartArt graphics. If you've changed a line in a way that you don't like, you can undo the change or simply remove the formatting options you selected.

Video: Fix common SmartArt mistakes

There are several ways to fix common SmartArt mistakes. You can quickly restore all of the shapes in a SmartArt graphic to their original layout and color. If you've spent some time customizing your SmartArt graphic, you may want to incrementally undo your most recent changes or restore just a single shape to its original state.

Video: Add a shape to a SmartArt graphic

In Office 2010, you can add shapes to SmartArt graphics that you've already created, and the format and layout of the SmartArt graphic updates automatically to accommodate the new shape.

Video: Make a shape invisible in your SmartArt graphic

In Office 2010, you can change the transparency for each shape and picture in your SmartArt graphic, and conceal pieces of your SmartArt graphic with drawing objects colored to match the document's background.

Video: Add a gradient fill to a SmartArt graphic

A gradient fill in Office 2010 lets you to gradually change the color in the shapes in your SmartArt graphic. You apply a gradient to an object, so that its color varies smoothly from a darker to a lighter shade, or to create a rainbow effect.

Video: Move shapes in a SmartArt graphic

This video shows you how to move SmartArt graphics around in your Office 2010 document, worksheet, or presentation so that you can make the best use of the space you have available. You can move and stretch the whole graphic, position individual shapes, and order and layer your SmartArt graphic with any other graphic objects.

Video: Add lines or callouts to a SmartArt graphic

You may have an Office 2010 PowerPoint presentation that requires some extra emphasis in certain areas. You can draw attention to important parts of your presentation by adding lines or callouts to your PowerPoint SmartArt graphic.

List and Process

Video: Create a flow chart with SmartArt graphics

A flow chart shows sequential steps in a task or process. You can use SmartArt graphics in Office 2010 to create a flow chart that graphically shows information about a system, process, or the steps to solve a problem.

Video: Create a vertical bullet list with SmartArt graphics

In Office 2010, you can use SmartArt graphics to create a vertical bullet list that graphically illustrates a list with long headings or top-level information or a main point that has multiple sub-points. You can create a vertical bullet list and include it in your spreadsheet, e-mail message, presentation, or document.

Video: Create a chevron list with SmartArt graphics

A vertical chevron list graphically illustrates a progression of sequential steps in a task, workflow, or process in which you want to emphasize movement or direction, or a list that contains a main point with multiple sub-points. In Office 2010, you can create chevron list by using a SmartArt graphic.

Video Create a vertical list with SmartArt graphics

To create a unique and professional look, create a vertical block list from templates provided in Office 2010. A vertical block list graphically represents a task, process, or workflow, each step of which contains multiple sub-steps or points of interest. By using a SmartArt graphic in Office 2010, you can create a vertical block list and include it in your worksheet, e-mail message, presentation, or document.

Video: Create a timeline with SmartArt graphics

In Office 2010, you can create a graphical representation of a sequence of events, such as the milestones in a project or the main events of a person's life, with a SmartArt graphic that uses a timeline layout.

Video: Create a radial list SmartArt graphic

A radial list graphically shows parts coming together to form one main or central idea. When you use a radial list, you can display a picture in the main circle of the graphic. By using a SmartArt graphic in Microsoft Office 2010, you can create a radial list and include it in your worksheet, e-mail message, presentation, or document.

Matrix and Relationship

Video: Create a matrix with SmartArt graphics

A matrix is a rectangular array of elements, arranged in rows and columns, and can be used to show the placement of concepts along two axes. Learn how to create a matrix by using SmartArt in Office 2010.

Video: Create a Venn diagram with SmartArt graphics

A Venn diagram uses intersecting circles to illustrate the similarities, differences, and relationships between groups. Similarities between groups are represented in the intersecting portions of the circles, while differences are represented in the non-intersecting portions of the circles. Learn how to create a Venn diagram by using SmartArt in Office 2010.

Video: Create a relationship SmartArt graphic

This video shows you several different types of relationship SmartArt graphic layouts that are in Office 2010. You use SmartArt graphic layouts to show how different groups or ideas relate to each other.

Picture

Video: Create an organization chart with pictures

An organization chart is a diagram of a reporting hierarchy that is commonly used to show relationships among employees, titles, and groups. You can add pictures of those employees to the organization chart by using the picture organization chart SmartArt layout in Office 2010.

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Applies to:
Excel 2010, Outlook 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Word 2010