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Change between SmartArt Graphic Layouts (Types) in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

Author: Geetesh Bajaj

Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2011
OS: Mac OS X

Date Created: September 27th 2011
Last Updated: September 27th 2011


Excerpt/Capsule: Learn how to change from one SmartArt graphic layout (type) to another in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.






Inserting a SmartArt graphic within PowerPoint 2011 or even converting existing bulleted text to SmartArt is easy -- you can choose from various SmartArt graphic variations available within PowerPoint. However at some point of time, you may realize that the SmartArt graphic variant you chose is not the perfect option to show the kind of relationship or logic that you want to illustrate. Fortunately, there are so many other SmartArt types available -- and changing an existing SmartArt graphic to some other layout (type) is painless:

  1. Select your existing SmartArt graphic, as shown in Figure 1. The SmartArt graphic variant that has been used here (and selected) is the Diverging Radial.

    Diverging Radial SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint
    Figure 1: Diverging Radial SmartArt graphic

  2. With the SmartArt graphic selected, click on the SmartArt tab (highlighted in red in Figure 2). Within this tab locate the Change SmartArt Graphic group which includes buttons representing various categories of SmarArt.

    SmartArt tab on the Ribbon
    Figure 2: SmartArt tab on the Ribbon

  3. Clicking any of these buttons will open a drop-down gallery displaying SmartArt graphic variants of that particular category. In Figure 3 you can see the Cycle category's gallery.

    Cycle category's gallery
    Figure 3: Cycle category's gallery

  4. Note that your current SmartArt type is highlighted with dark yellow border (see Figure 3 above). To change the SmartArt type, just click on another preview thumbnail that represents a different layout that you see in the drop-down gallery (see Figure 3).

    In Figure 4, you can see that we have selected the Radial Venn type.

    New layout selected within the Cycle category gallery
    Figure 4: New layout selected within the Cycle category gallery

    Tip: You can also select any SmartArt type - but do give a thought that your new type (layout) matches the type of relationship or logic that you want to illustrate.


  5. In Figure 5 you can see that the selected SmartArt graphic's layout has changed form Diverging Radial to Radial Venn (compare Figures 1 and 5).

    SmartArt graphic's layout changed to Raidal Venn
    Figure 5: SmartArt graphic's layout changed to Radial Venn

  6. Save your presentation.

See Also:

Change between SmartArt Graphic Layouts (Types) in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
Change between SmartArt Graphic Layouts (Types) in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

 

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