Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Converting a SmartArt graphic to shapes, part of Excel 2013: Working with Charts and Graphs.
- One of the best things about SmartArt…is how it instantly adapts as you modify it,…but maybe you want that to stop.…If you convert a SmartArt object into a shape,…you basically bake the object, freezing it.…This will cut down on the interactive changes.…Now, I find this particularly useful…when I wanna break something apart for animation,…or maybe I've used a SmartArt graphic…to build something, like a pyramid,…but I want to remove one of the slices.…What I don't want to see is everything reflow,…I literally want to leave the gap to show what's missing.…
Well, it's important that you take the SmartArt…and basically dumb it back down to just shape objects.…These will still print in high-quality…and easily move between applications,…but the interactive nature of the SmartArt,…as it updates when you change the information,…will be removed.…So, this is really a finishing step…when you need to take an extra layer or control…over the appearance or the formatting of the chart itself.…If you feel like the graphic is done,…
- Explain the steps to take to create a chart in Excel.
- Recall the options for customizing an existing chart within Excel.
- Determine which chart type fits best with a set of data.
- Summarize the process of creating a table.
- Identify strategies for clarifying a table.
- List the steps to take to add SmartArt to a project.
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Chart Essentials
2. An Overview of Chart and Graph Types
3. Displaying Data with Tables
4. Working with SmartArt
Adding a SmartArt graphic3m 50s
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