Creative Ways to Use PowerPoint Smart Art – Complete Tutorials

The PowerPoint SmartArt section contains tutorials, tips and tricks you can use to create more professional presentations. You can learn how to use the various SmartArt graphics readily available in PowerPoint. You will also find how to go beyond the usual SmartArt graphics and creatively customize them to suit your presentation needs. Please browse the articles below:

Ultimate Guide To SmartArt in PowerPoint

Ultimate Guide to PowerPoint SmartArt

How to Create Stunning Diagrams with SmartArt

Radial Diagram in PowerPoint

Working with PowerPoint SmartArt

Alternating Flow
Hexagon SmartArt list
Ascending Picture Access Process
Basic Bending Process
Square Accent List
Architecture Layout
Detailed Process SmartArt
Grouped List
Increasing Arrows Process
Continuous Block Process
Picture Accent Process
Inverted Pyramid
Increasing Circle Process
Pyramid List
Segmented Process
Step Down Process
Table Hierarchy
Target List
Diverging Radial

Creative SmartArt Tips

About Smart Art

Smart Art is an inbuilt tool in PowerPoint. It provides an instant solution for presenters to convert their text into graphics.

However since it is such an easy option, many presenters just use the feature as is, without much thought.

This leads to some common issues like:

  • The standard diagrams are used too often. Therefore, your audience feels bored to view the presentations. They may feel you have nothing new to say.
  • Since it is so easy to convert to graphics, presenters use it as a shortcut. They forget to check if the graphic they are using are really relevant to what they are saying.

We try to solve these issues in the series of articles in this section.There are a number of articles covering how to make the diagram you want from the existing inbuilt graphics. We also cover some of the common wrong uses and the method to use the tool with purpose.

Don’t settle for the default look of the diagram. Make subtle variations to make your diagrams unique and interesting. Create an impact on your business audience with these useful tips.

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Tutorials Section:

PowerPoint Tools are far smarter than you imagine. Discover many of the lesser known features of the tool that can surprise your audience. These features make it possible to create almost any diagram you want. In the tutorials section we cover some interesting features like:

  • How to make over diagrams in 3D
  • How to change shape and modify the base diagrams to create on customized to a presentation
  • How to add color, bevels and other professional features to your Smart-art.
  • How to resolve some common issues like inserting photos into the graphics.

Learn some exciting new ways to convey your ideas using inbuilt tools in PowerPoint. The usual diagrams are cliched, so this section provides many ways to add some insights.

To conclude…

The power of SmartArt depends on the way you use it. Don’t settle for the default template for your diagrams. Play with the options till you are satisfied with the result. Your effort will be worth it.


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