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Convert Bulleted Text to SmartArt in PowerPoint 2010

Author: Geetesh Bajaj

Product/Version: PowerPoint 2010

Date Created: December 22nd 2010
Last Updated: December 22nd 2010


Excerpt/Capsule: Learn how to convert bulleted text to a SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint 2010.






PowerPoint enables you to easily enhance your presentations in several ways -- for example a bulleted text slide can be easily converted to a SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint 2010 with just a few clicks. Follow these steps to convert existing bulleted text on a slide to a SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint 2010:

  1. Select a bulleted text in a slide within PowerPoint 2010, as shown in Figure 1.

    Bulleted text slide
    Figure 1: Bulleted text slide

  2. With the bulleted text selected, carefully right-click to summon the context menu shown in Figure 2 and choose the Convert to SmartArt option.

    Convert to SmartArt option in PowerPoint
    Figure 2: Convert to SmartArt option

  3. This will bring up the SmartArt gallery within a submenu (refer to Figure 2 again).

  4. Just hover over your cursor on the available SmartArt to see a live preview of the change happening. Click to choose the SmartArt graphic you want to apply. Alternatively, to get more SmartArt graphics, click the More Smart Art Graphics option located at the bottom of the SmartArt gallery (refer to Figure 2 above).

  5. This summons the Choose a SmartArt Graphic dialog box that you can see in Figure 3.

    Choose a SmartArt Graphic dialog box in PowerPoint 2010
    Figure 3: Choose a SmartArt Graphic dialog box

    Select any of the SmartArt graphic variants you want to insert, and click OK.

  6. Figure 4 shows the same bulleted text (refer to Figure 1 above) converted to a Vertical Block List SmartArt graphic.

    Converted bulleted text
    Figure 4: Converted bulleted text

  7. Save your presentation.

See Also:

Convert Bulleted Text to SmartArt in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
Convert Bulleted Text to SmartArt in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac
Convert Bulleted Text to SmartArt in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows

 

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