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Picture Yourself Learning Microsoft® Word® 2010 by Diane Koers

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Symbolizing with SmartArt

ANOTHER ELEMENT YOU CAN PLACE in your document is called SmartArt. SmartArt objects are diagrams that show relationships, product cycles, workflow processes, and such. Using a diagram allows your viewers to better visualize a concept or idea.

Other Office Programs

Diagrams are also available in PowerPoint and Excel.

First you must select the diagram type, and then you can customize it to meet your specific needs. There are seven basic diagram types, although each type contains quite a few variations. Here are the different diagram types:

  • List: Use this type for describing related items, usually sequential or showing a progression.

  • Process: Use this type for describing how a concept or physical process changes over ...

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