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Charts and Graphs: Microsoft by Bill Jelen

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11. Using SmartArt Graphics and Shapes

Images and artwork provide an interesting visual break from tables of numbers. Excel 2007 introduced a new array of business diagrams called SmartArt. While Excel 2003 offered six types of business diagrams, SmartArt in Excel 2010 offers 129 types. These diagrams communicate messages about your organization and processes.

The Office team envisioned that SmartArt would be most popular in PowerPoint presentations, so SmartArt is designed for static messages. Later in this ...

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