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Apply SmartArt Styles in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

Learn how to apply SmartArt Styles in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac. This feature allows you to apply coordinated fills, lines, and effects to SmartArt graphics.


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Product/Version: PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

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While changing the colors of a SmartArt graphic does change the fill colors of all shapes in your SmartArt graphic, it does not add other niceties such as coordinated outlines or effects. Yes, you can change the fill, line, and effects for individual shapes within a SmartArt graphic or you can use the all-inclusive time-saving SmartArt Styles option.

Follow these steps to apply SmartArt Styles to SmartArt graphics in PowerPoint 2011 for Windows:

  1. Select any existing SmartArt graphic and click on the SmartArt tab of the Ribbon, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 1 , below.
  2. SmartArt tab activated with Diverging Radial SmartArt graphic selected
    Figure 1: SmartArt tab activated with Diverging Radial SmartArt graphic selected
  3. Contextual Tabs

  4. The SmartArt tab is a contextual tab. This is a special tab on the Ribbon that is not visible all the time. This tab only makes an appearance when you are working with a particular slide object which can be edited using special options.
  5. Insert SmartArt

  6. Want to know how to add a SmartArt graphic on your slide in the first place? Go here to learn how you can insert a SmartArt graphic within PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.
  7. Within the SmartArt tab, locate the SmartArt Graphic Styles group, as shown in Figure 2, below. In this group, you will find thumbnail previews of different SmartArt Styles that you can apply to the selected SmartArt graphic. These previews may differ depending upon the type of SmartArt graphic you have selected. As you hover the mouse cursor over these previews, a downward pointing arrow appears, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 2.
  8. SmartArt Graphic Styles thumbnail previews
    Figure 2: SmartArt Graphic Styles thumbnail previews
  9. Click this arrow to open the SmartArt Graphic Styles drop-down gallery, as shown in Figure 3, below. Do you notice that one of the previews is already highlighted in this gallery? The highlight indicates the style is currently applied to the selected SmartArt graphic.
  10. SmartArt Graphic Styles drop-down gallery
    Figure 3: SmartArt Graphic Styles drop-down gallery
  11. Hover the cursor over any of the Style previews in this gallery. Notice that as you hover over different previews, you will see the names of the SmartArt Graphic Styles in a tool-tip, as shown in Figure 4, below. To apply a style, click on any of the previews.
  12. New SmartArt style selected in the SmartArt Graphic Styles drop-down gallery
    Figure 4: New SmartArt style selected
  13. Doing so applies the SmartArt Graphic style to the selected SmartArt. In Figure 5, below you can see the selected SmartArt graphic applied with a new style (compare with Figure 1, previously shown on this page).
  14. SmartArt graphic with new style applied
    Figure 5: SmartArt graphic with a new style applied
  15. Save your presentation.

See Also:

Working with SmartArt: Apply SmartArt Styles (Glossary Page)

Apply SmartArt Styles in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
Apply SmartArt Styles in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

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