SmartArt Graphics with Style

Here is the second guest post from Matthew Kotler, a lead program manager on the SmartArt team. In the last post, I presented an overview of SmartArt Graphics.  In this post, I'll show how to take the basic SmartArt Graphic that you have created and format it to make it really stand out (or subtly […]

Here is the second guest post from Matthew Kotler, a lead program manager on the SmartArt team.

In the last post, I presented an overview of SmartArt Graphics.  In this post, I'll show how to take the basic SmartArt Graphic that you have created and format it to make it really stand out (or subtly fit in, depending on your goal).  Just like cells, tables, and shapes, SmartArt Graphics build on the rich functionality of document themes.  When you insert a SmartArt Graphic into your spreadsheet (or document or presentation) you can be assured that it will match the rest of the content on the sheet.  Like each of these other objects, if you change the theme of the spreadsheet, the look of the SmartArt Graphic will change.