Convert Bulleted Text to SmartArt in PowerPoint 2007
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: PowerPoint 2007
Date Created: September 25th 2009
Last Updated: December 21st 2010
Excerpt/Capsule: Learn how to convert a bulleted text to SmartArt graphics in PowerPoint 2007.
In a previous tutorial, we showed you how you can insert SmartArt in PowerPoint 2007. However that works only when you are creating a new slides. Many times you may already have your slides that contain bulleted text. This tutorial shows how you can convert such bulleted text to a SmartArt graphic in a jiffy within PowerPoint 2007.
Follow these steps to convert existing bulleted text on a slide to a SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint 2007:
- Select some bulleted text in a slide within PowerPoint 2007, as
shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Bulleted text slide
- With the bulleted text selected, carefully right-click to summon the
context menu shown in Figure 2.
From the menu choose the Convert to SmartArt options.
Figure 2: Convert to SmartArt
- This opens the SmartArt gallery (refer to Figure 2 above).
Choose from any of the SmartArt graphic variants within this
gallery. Alternatively, to get more SmartArt graphics choose the
More Smart Art Graphics option located at the bottom of
the SmartArt gallery (refer to Figure 2 above).
- This brings up the Choose a SmartArt Graphic dialog box that you
can see in Figure 3.
Figure 3: Choose a SmartArt graphic
Select any of the SmartArt graphic variants you want to insert, and click OK.
- Figure 4 shows the same bulleted text (refer to Figure
1 above) is converted to a matrix SmartArt graphic.
Figure 4: Converted bulleted text
Note that the text pane also shows in Figure 4 above. To add or edit text within the SmartArt graphic, make changes within the text pane.
- Save your presentation.
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