Converting Existing Bullet Points into a Diagram





Converting Existing Bullet Points into a Diagram

You might decide after creating a bulleted list on a slide that a diagram would more clearly convey your point to your audience. You can easily convert a bulleted list to a SmartArt diagram with only a few clicks of the mouse.

In this exercise, you will convert four bullet points into a cycle diagram.

USE the 05_BulletDiagrams presentation. This practice file is located in the Chapter05 subfolder under SBS_PowerPoint2007.

OPEN the 05_BulletDiagrams presentation.


1.
Display Slide 9, right-click anywhere in the bulleted list, and then point to Convert to SmartArt.

A SmartArt gallery appears.

2.
In the gallery, click the third thumbnail in the fifth row (Basic Venn).

PowerPoint converts the four bullet points into text in the selected diagram type.

3.
On the Design contextual tab, in the SmartArt Styles group, click the Change Colors button.

4.
In the gallery, under Colorful, click the first thumbnail (Colorful - Accent Colors).

PowerPoint applies the new color scheme to the graphic.

5.
Open the text pane by clicking the button on the left side of the diagram's frame. Then in the text pane, double-click the word Choices, and type Temptation.

The text in the corresponding shape in the diagram reflects your change.

6.
Close the text pane.

7.
On the Design contextual tab, in the SmartArt Styles group, click the More button, and then under 3-D in the SmartArt Styles gallery, click the fourth thumbnail in the second row (Powder).

More

8.
Click a blank area of the slide to release the selection.

The shapes are now transparent and three-dimensional.

CLOSE the 05_BulletDiagrams presentation without saving your changes, and if you are not continuing on to the next chapter, quit PowerPoint.




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