Chapter 9. Adding New SmartArt Graphics Layouts

Microsoft Office 2007 ships with 84 built-in SmartArt graphics layouts. It is possible to create new template files to add new styles to your SmartArt graphics gallery.

I must caution you that this is not an easy process. You should be comfortable with finding files using Windows Explorer, as well as zipping (compressing) and unzipping files. You will also be editing some fairly complex markup language to achieve the new style.

Despite the caution, the process of taking an existing layout and changing it slightly is fairly straightforward. This chapter walks through two case studies:

  • Changing the shapes used in a layout. This example takes an existing layout and changes the shapes from rounded ...

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