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Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide by Tom Negrino

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Chapter 6. Adding SmartArt

In Chapter 5, we saw how to work with graphics, including images from your hard drive and clip art. But there’s another kind of graphic that is really important to many presentations, and that would be the diagram. A good diagram can easily take the place of a hundred words, and can be understood by your audience at a glance.

Office 2007 completely revamps the way that you create diagrams, providing an easy-to-use diagramming feature called SmartArt. You can insert SmartArt in PowerPoint 2007, Word 2007, Excel 2007, and Outlook 2007. Once you create a SmartArt graphic, you can copy and paste it into documents from other programs as well.

One of the great things about SmartArt is that it provides a large prebuilt library ...

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