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Format PowerPoint SmartArt

How to Format SmartArt in PowerPoint

Even after you've added some SmartArt to your presentation, you can always edit and format it to fit your needs.

Add Shapes and Bullets

  1. Select the SmartArt graphic you want to add content to.
  2. Click the SmartArt Tools Design tab.
  3. Click the Add Shape button.
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  4. Click the arrow at the left edge of the SmartArt graphic.
  5. Click in the bullet field where you want to add text.
  6. Type the text you want to add to the graphic.
  7. Click the Add Bullet button.
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  8. Type the text you want to add to the graphic.
  9. Press the Enter key to add additional bullet points.
  10. Click outside of the text pane to close it.
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Reorder Bullets and Shapes

  1. Click in the shape or bullet you want to reorder.
  2. Click the SmartArt Tools Design tab.
  3. Click the Move Selection Up or Move Selection Down button.
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Format SmartArt

PowerPoint has a variety of SmartArt layouts and styles that allow you to format your SmartArt graphics with the click of a button.

  1. Select the SmartArt graphic.
  2. Click the Change Colors button on the SmartArt Tools Design tab.
  3. Select a color from the menu.
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  4. Click the More button for the SmartArt Styles gallery.
  5. Even though there are some pretty wild styles available, it's best to keep it simple.

  6. Select a style.
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