Chapter 1. Creating SmartArt Graphics

Images and artwork provide an interesting visual break from tables of numbers. The 2007 Microsoft Office release provides a feature known as SmartArt Graphics. SmartArt Graphics is collection of shapes, arranged to imply a process, hierarchy, or collection of groups. In previous versions of Office, the SmartArt Graphics feature was known as Diagrams. As in the past, you can easily add new shapes, reverse the order of shapes, or change their color. In Office 2007, diagrams include a text editor that allows for Level 1 and Level 2 text for each shape in the diagrams. Some styles of SmartArt graphics include a placeholder to easily add a small picture or logo to accent the diagrams.


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