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Format SmartArt Graphics Text Attributes in PowerPoint 2010

Author: Geetesh Bajaj

Product/Version: PowerPoint 2010

Date Created: May 2nd 2010
Last Updated: May 2nd 2010

Excerpt/Capsule: Learn how to format text attributes of SmartArt graphics in PowerPoint 2010.

All the SmartArt layouts has text placeholders, which are basically text boxes. You can click and start typing in these placeholder to add text. In the previous tutorial we have showed you how to insert a SmartArt graphic within PowerPoint (or converting some bulleted text to SmartArt), and how the SmartArt Text Pane works. There are several ways to format the SmartArt graphic text, follow these steps to see how you can format the text:

  1. Select your existing SmartArt graphic, as you can see in Figure 1.

    SmartArt graphic
    Figure 1: SmartArt graphic

  2. Select the Home tab on the Ribbon, within the Font group (Highlighted in red in Figure 2) you'll get options to change the font type, font size, apply font style, change the font color, etc.

    Font group Home tab on the Ribbon
    Figure 2: Font group Home tab on the Ribbon

  3. Alternatively, you can also select a text within SmartArt graphics the Text Pane and right click to get context menu with the Mini Toolbar (the toolbar on the top), highlighted in red in Figure 3.

    Mini toolbar
    Figure 3: Mini toolbar

    As you can see in the Figure above, the Mini Toolbar contains most of the text formatting options you may require -- it thus saves you from accessing the Ribbon tabs each time you want to apply some text formatting.

See Also:

Format SmartArt Graphics Text Attributes in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
Format SmartArt Graphics Text Attributes in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac


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