Indezine Logo




Reset SmartArt Graphics in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

Learn how to reset customized SmartArt graphics to their original state PowerPoint 2011 for Mac. This is a great option if you customized SmartArt graphics more than intended.


Author:

Product/Version: PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

OS: Mac OS X



Learn PowerPoint

Explore guidelines about the smallest font size for PowerPoint Slides.



The fact that SmartArt allows so much customization in PowerPoint by applying new colors or styles means that your SmartArt graphic may not be quite the same as what you started with. Also, you may have resized or moved individual shapes within the SmartArt graphic, and there's no real undo for any of these options once you save and close your presentation file. If you do need to undo all of the customizations, you can do so by restoring the default layout and colors of the entire SmartArt graphic using the Reset option.

In this tutorial, you will learn how you can restore a SmartArt graphic to its default layout and colors, and get rid of any other customizations in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac:

  1. Select your existing SmartArt graphic, which you have applied some style to, as shown in Figure 1, below. Select the SmartArt tab of the Ribbon, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 1, below, and locate the Reset group, as shown highlighted in blue within Figure 1, within this tab.
  2. Horizontal Picture List SmartArt with customized color and style
    Figure 1: Horizontal Picture List SmartArt with customized color and style
  3. In this group, click the Reset Graphic button, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 2, below.
  4. Reset Graphic button for SmartArt
    Figure 2: Reset Graphic button for SmartArt
  5. Alternatively, right-click (or Ctrl + click) the selected SmartArt graphic to bring up the contextual menu, as shown in Figure 3, and then choose the Reset Graphic option.
  6. Reset Graphic option selected within the contextual menu
    Figure 3: Reset Graphic option selected within the contextual menu
  7. Either way, you will restore the SmartArt graphic’s default look with all customizations removed, as shown in Figure 4, below (compare with Figure 1, shown previously on this page). Do note that although this step resets color choices and the layout, it does retain any pictures you may have added in the SmartArt picture placeholders. If you want to get rid of any picture, just select the picture, and press the Delete key on your keyboard.
  8. Reset SmartArt to its default state retains added pictures
    Figure 4: Reset SmartArt to its default state retains added pictures
  9. Save your presentation often.

See Also:

11 03 10 - Advanced SmartArt: Reset SmartArt Graphics in PowerPoint (Glossary Page)

Reset SmartArt Graphics in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

You May Also Like: Presentation Skills: Conversation with Payam Bahrampoor | Food - S PowerPoint Templates


Popular Posts

Paste in Place in PowerPoint
Paste in Place in PowerPoint
How can you place a copied or duplicated slide object right on top of the original object in PowerPoint?

Formatting Arrows (Arrowheads) in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
Formatting Arrows (Arrowheads) in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
Learn how to format arrowheads for lines in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows.

Changing Location of Slide Numbers in PowerPoint 2010
Changing Location of Slide Numbers in PowerPoint 2010
Learn how to change location of slide numbers in PowerPoint 2010.

Text Alignment within Table Cells in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
Text Alignment within Table Cells in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
Learn about the options for text alignment within Table cells in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows.



Polygon Center Circles for PowerPoint

These special circles have polygon centers: the centers are made of triangles, squares, pentagons, and hexagons! And based on the sides of the polygon, the rest of the circle has that many segments.

Download and use these Polygon Center Circles in your slides for just $4.99

This is the original page. An AMP (Accelerated Mobile Page) version of this page is also available for those on mobile platforms, at Reset SmartArt Graphics in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.


Microsoft and the Office logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Home | PowerPoint | Photoshop | PowerPoint Templates | PowerPoint Tutorials | Blog | Notes | Ezine | Advertise | Feedback | Site Map | About Us | Contact Us

Link to Us | Privacy | Testimonials

PowerPoint Backgrounds | Christian PowerPoint Backgrounds | Business PowerPoint Presentation Templates

Plagiarism will be detected by Copyscape

©2000-2021, Geetesh Bajaj. All rights reserved.