About SmartArt:• SmartArt is available in other Microsoft Office applications, not just in Excel.• Remember: SmartArt graphics are designed for text and charts in Excel are designed for numbers. • If you need to express an idea or make a visual representation of information, SmartArt is your best tool. • If you need to make a visual representation of numbers or other numeric data, a chart is the tool to use.
To access SmartArt:1. Click on the Insert tab.2. In the Illustrations group, click on SmartArt.
To access SmartArt:3. This will open the Choose a SmartArt Graphic dialog box.
Choices, Choices• There are many different types of SmartArt graphics available and each one serves a slightly different purpose.• The good news is that Excel provides information about them and how to best use each one. For example, here is the tip provided with the graphic titled Step Up Process.
SmartArt Example 1• Insert tab• Illustrations group• SmartArt • Hierarchy • Organization ChartGood for showingrelationships in a company ororganization. Answers thequestions, “Who is in charge?Who answers to whom?”
SmartArt Example 2• Insert tab Good for showing the steps of a• Illustrations group process, a workflow, or• SmartArt progression from one step to • Process the next. • Basic Process
SmartArt Example 3• Insert tab• Illustrations group• SmartArt • Relationship • Radial Cluster Good for showing how ideas or data relate to a central idea or theme.
SmartArt Example 4 • Insert tab • Illustrations group • SmartArt • Hierarchy • Horizontal HierarchyGood for showingrelationships in acompany ororganization. Alsouseful for a “decisiontree,” as in thisexample.