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CÁCH TẠO SMARTART TRONG POWERPOINT

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Building a presentation is a time-limited exercise. I usually find myself rushing to lớn polish up presentation slides before sending them off for đánh giá or updating nội dung at the last moment.

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The last thing I have sầu time for is drawing my own illustrations in a slideshow. This is where Powerpoint SmartArt comes into lớn play. 

You may be wondering: What is SmartArt in PowerPoint exactly? 

Think of SmartArt as a time-saving graphic tool, built into lớn PowerPoint—which allows you to lớn choose among mỏi various ready-made layouts & preset styles lớn help you visualize your ideas with. SmartArt comes with ready-to-use charts, diagrams, process maps, and more.

In the screenshot below, you can see a simple example of SmartArt, where I"ve sầu added a graphic illustration khổng lồ show several steps in a process:

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SmartArt graphic visualization example. 

In this tutorial, I want khổng lồ teach you how to lớn use SmartArt in PowerPoint. With it, we can add flexible và great-looking illustrations lớn our slideshows quickly.

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How to lớn Use SmartArt in PowerPoint (Quick-Start Video)

If you want lớn learn more about how to lớn use SmartArt in Microsoft PowerPoint, check out the quichồng screencast below. I"ll walk you through examples of how you can use it to lớn improve your presentations.


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Keep reading for a written step-by-step tutorial on how to lớn use SmartArt in PowerPoint, & some more ideas on how to lớn leverage it khổng lồ quickly visualize information in your presentation.

How to lớn Make Your First SmartArt Graphic in PowerPoint

To add your first piece of SmartArt, go lớn the Insert menu on the PowerPoint ribbon. Find the SmartArt thực đơn option & cliông chồng on it khổng lồ launch the SmartArt menu.

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Go to lớn the Insert > SmartArt menu to add a SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint.

The next menu that pops up allows you to lớn choose what type of SmartArt to add khổng lồ your PowerPoint presentation. PowerPoint has a variety of SmartArt graphic styles to work with.

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Choose one of the SmartArt styles to insert it into your PowerPoint presentation.

You"ll notice that PowerPoint has a variety of categories for SmartArt. On the left side, you can choose from styles such as "List", "Process", "Cycle." Choose one of these categories based on the nội dung that you"re working with (more on that later.)

The thumbnails in the center of the window are various types of SmartArt. Clichồng on one to pReviews it on the right side of the window. There are helpful descriptions that explain what the SmartArt can be used lớn present.

Once you"ve selected a SmartArt type, cliông xã on OK khổng lồ insert it inlớn your presentation.

How khổng lồ Add Meaningful Content khổng lồ Your SmartArt

You"ve sầu added SmartArt to lớn your presentation. Now what? It"s time to add some content and make it meaningful to your audience.

When SmartArt is added, a context thực đơn opens up khổng lồ the left of your data. If you can"t see this thực đơn, clichồng on the small arrow lớn open it up. (The thực đơn is labeled "Type your text here" in the screenshot below.)

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Type your text into lớn the bullet points in the SmartArt content window.

This menu is used khổng lồ populate the SmartArt. You can type over the bullet points to lớn add text khổng lồ the SmartArt. As you add that text, the SmartArt will automatically update with the text you type.

Another way khổng lồ modify your SmartArt is to lớn simply double-cliông chồng on an individual object and type in it. 

Ready to lớn customize SmartArt objects? Let"s keep moving.

How to Modify SmartArt Elements

In the example above sầu, the default SmartArt object has three bullet points that populate the SmartArt arrow. But, what if we wanted four, or five, or more objects on it?

To add another object to lớn the SmartArt, you can bởi vì it one of two ways; the first is to lớn find the Add Shape option, which is on the far left side of the Ribbon when you"ve sầu selected Design. Cliông xã on Add Shape, or cliông xã the dropdown arrow and choose lớn add a new object After or Before.

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Add a Shape khổng lồ SmartArt.

Additionally, if you"re working in the context menu ("Type your text here" on the left side) you can simply press return on your keyboard to add a new bullet point to the danh mục, and a new object will be placed inkhổng lồ your presentation.

If you had too many objects on your slide, simply clichồng on one and press delete on your keyboard. PowerPoint will remove it from the presentation.

You can also manually reposition individual elements in the slideshow. Click-and-drag to move objects around within the SmartArt. In the screenshot below, you can see how I"ve sầu moved the boxes around khổng lồ show the steps as descending.

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Modifying PowerPoint SmartArt to make steps desckết thúc.

How to lớn Change SmartArt Layouts

What if you start working on your SmartArt và realize you chose the wrong layout? You can easily change the layout và preserve sầu your content. 

With a SmartArt object selected, find the Layouts section of the Design tab. Simply clichồng on a new layout, và PowerPoint will convert your content khổng lồ the new selection.

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Quiông chồng change to a SmartArt layout.

In the screenshot above sầu, I"m working with the same SmartArt I"ve sầu been using throughout this tutorial. The only thing that"s changed is the layout I"ve sầu applied khổng lồ it.

How to Style Your SmartArt

Don"t lượt thích the mặc định style for your SmartArt object? No problem. Make sure that you"ve got your SmartArt selected and cliông chồng on the Design tab on the ribbon. 

There"s a SmartArt Styles section of the menu where you can choose from premix SmartArt styles. Clichồng the dropdown arrow lớn view all of the available styles for your selected SmartArt.

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SmartArt style options.

Clichồng the dropdown arrow and choose a new style to change your SmartArt to lớn. In the screenshot below, I selected a more three-dimensional style & applied it khổng lồ my SmartArt.

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Three-dimensional style SmartArt applied.

Although the original SmartArt layout is preserved, you can change the graphic style with a single cliông xã.

Finally, you can also change the colors used in a SmartArt presentation. Cliông xã on Change Colors in the dropdown and choose a new color scheme for your SmartArt object.

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Changing SmartArt colors.

If you want to lớn restyle individual elements, cliông xã on the Format tab. You can change the fill và outline colors of individual objects in your SmartArt chart.

8 Important Types of SmartArt (And When It"s Best khổng lồ Use Them)

As you can see on the SmartArt window, PowerPoint has a litany of options for presenting data with SmartArt. With so many options, you might wonder what the right type of SmartArt khổng lồ use is.

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There are several categories of SmartArt. How bởi you know which one khổng lồ use in your presentation?

Depending on the type of data that you"re presenting, some types of charts work better than others. Keep in mind though, there are no rules on how to use SmartArt—only suggestions. 

Let"s look at the important types of SmartArt & the right situations to put them khổng lồ best use:

1. List

If you have sầu a simple bulleted list of data in PowerPoint, the SmartArt các mục style is an easy nâng cấp to make the data more visually appealing. 

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Here are several types of SmartArt List styles.

Lists are pretty versatile. There"s a wide variety of SmartArt styles in PowerPoint, ranging from simple "Basic Blocks" to lớn "Vertical Lists" that show things in a sequenced, descending order. If you aren"t sure what style lớn use, start with a list style & iterate from there.

2. Process

Process flows are one of my favorite ways to lớn use SmartArt. When I"m working with teams to document how a process should work, SmartArt is a great visual bản đồ to lớn capture processes.

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SmartArt is perfect for process maps, including the premix styles shown above sầu.

The Process SmartArt styles can help you record how things should happen, step by step. If you"re making a hàng hóa for example, use a Process to lớn show how the product goes through each steps of the manufacturing process.

3. Cycle

Cycles are similar khổng lồ process maps, but the idea is that they are continuous. Use a Cycle type chart when you"re mapping a process that will keep on going.

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Cycles are similar to Process SmartArt objects, but the idea is that the process is continuous.

Cycles are continuous, ongoing processes. If you run a company where processes flow similarly each month, use cycles to capture those processes.

4. Hierarchy

Hierarchies are designed lớn show how things descover in an organization or process. One natural use for this type of chart is building an organizational chart for a company or group of individuals.

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Use Hierarchy to show how things descover or how larger parts fit into a whole.

Another use for a hierarchy is to show the individual parts of a larger whole. Imagine using a hierarchy to lớn show the raw materials inside of a finished sản phẩm.

5. Relationship

A relationship SmartArt is designed to show how individual parts relate. In the examples below, you can see that there are a variety of relationship charts: balance charts, funnels, và hexagons.

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Use Relationship Smartart lớn show how individual parts relate khổng lồ each other.

The comtháng thread is that these charts show how parts relate to lớn one another. 

6. Matrix

Matrix charts are similar to lớn relationship charts, but it"s more about taking one object và splitting it into equal parts that trang điểm the whole.

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Use Matrix SmartArt lớn demonstrate both relationships và how parts fit into the whole.

7. Pyramid

Pyramids are kind of lượt thích hybrids between process charts và hierarchies. Each of the pyramids are chất lượng and show how the parts of the pyramid fit together.

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Pyramics have characteristics of other SmartArt options, but in a quality triangle shaped thiết kế.

8. Picture

The Picture category in PowerPoint SmartArt is a bit of a wildcard; it contains styles from a variety of categories, but makes it easy khổng lồ add images from your computer.

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Picture SmartArt is a flexible type that includes a number of image presentation options.

Make Use of SmartArt in PowerPoint

SmartArt is one of those shortcuts to great looking presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint. Stop drawing your own custom illustrations & look for opportunities khổng lồ use SmartArt khổng lồ craft quiông chồng visualizations with instead. It"s a great time-saver that results in good chất lượng graphic results.

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Have sầu you been using SmartArt? Feel không tính phí khổng lồ share any tips or ask a question in the comments below.