Get visual with SmartArt graphics

Sample SmartArt graphic
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 introduces SmartArt graphics for illustrating your slide content. Take a simple list and make it more dynamic as a graphic that uses shapes and color. Show processes, concepts, hierarchies, and relationships visually.

About this course

This course includes:

  • Three self-paced lessons and two practice sessions for hands-on experience. Practices require PowerPoint 2007.
  • A short test at the end of each lesson; tests are not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Use SmartArt graphics effectively with your content.
  • Create SmartArt graphics based on existing text or from scratch.
  • Edit the look and layout of SmartArt graphics to fit your content.
  • Update diagrams created in previous versions of PowerPoint so they look consistent with your PowerPoint 2007 SmartArt graphics.

As a presenter, you're used to including text in your slide content. But sometimes a graphical approach is more effective than text.

And that's why SmartArt graphics are here — to help you illustrate processes and make points in a visual way.

See examples of the more than 80 layouts offered by SmartArt graphics. Even better, learn how to use and apply them — to give rich visuals and variety to any show.

To learn more about what's in the course, read this page fully, and then click Next to start.

Note    SmartArt graphics are available in PowerPoint 2007, Microsoft Office Word 2007, and Microsoft Office Excel 2007. In PowerPoint 2007, there are some features that aren't available in the other programs.