Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Formatting a SmartArt graphic, part of Excel 2013: Working with Charts and Graphs.
- Once you've built the basic graphic,…it's time to go in and adjust its formatting.…Now, you've got very precise formatting controls.…Much like what you saw with Tables and Charts.…And these allow you to change the appearance.…It's very easy to apply similar or even identical styles…that you've used on charts and graphs to the SmartArt.…This will make it easier to take…the two pieces of information…and to mix them into a report or a presentation.…Let's explore the formatting controls.…Let's format two different types of SmartArt graphics.…
In this case, I've made a simple overview…of the different departments in my office.…You'll note as we adjust things here…like the width of the graphic,…that it automatically reflows a bit…to try to accommodate the boundaries of the graphic.…As you continue to work, there are some…very quick ways to change the appearance.…I recommend you start with the design tab here,…under SmartArt Tools.…This will give you the ability to…immediately change the design.…And again, as you mouse over each one,…
- 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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