Convert Earlier PowerPoint Diagrams To SmartArt Graphics

Creating professional looking illustrations in PowerPoint is a challenge. You can spend a lot of time just trying to create, format and align shapes within your illustration. PowerPoint 2007 introduces SmartArt graphics, which lets you easily add designer-quality illustrations to your presentations.

If you want to re-use diagrams you created in earlier versions of PowerPoint in your PowerPoint 2007 presentations, you can convert them to SmartArt graphics. To convert an existing diagram:

  1. Open the presentation containing the diagram you want to convert to SmartArt.
  2. Double click a shape within the diagram. The Diagram Conversion dialog box appears.
  3. Select the Convert to SmartArt graphic option and then click Convert.

Click here to find out more about working with SmartArt graphics.

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