By Ellen Finkelstein
SmartArt was a new feature of PowerPoint 2007 and is a way to quickly create professional-looking diagrams from bulleted text. In the Tell ‘n’ ShowSM method, you put a meaning title that tells the point on the slide. Then you add an image, graph/chart, or diagram that shows the point.
Just like the boy’s picture book. One side tells the story and the other side shows it, with a BIG picture. (If you’ve heard me present, you’ve probably seen this slide and heard my explanation of it. It’s my signature slide.)
But a photo is not always appropriate. SmartArt helps you when you need a diagram. Some categories of diagrams that PowerPoint includes are:
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