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How to insert SmartArt in Excel

Do you also want to avoid making graphic illustrations? Then SmartArt is the tool that can be used for various illustrations. This article will teach you how to insert SmartArt in Excel. You will see how easy it can be to create a SmartArt graphic. There is also an example of how to insert a SmartArt organization chart in Excel. Find out how to insert a SmartArt graphic in Excel.

How to insert SmartArt graphic

First you have to click on Insert > Then click on SmartArt.

How to insert SmartArt in Excel

A new box like the picture below will appear, called Choose a SmartArt Graphic.

The graphics are divided into categories on the left, to make it easier to choose from. On the right side, you can see the preview and some information about it.

Click on the SmartArt graphic you like to use in List > Then click OK.

How to insert SmartArt in Excel

Now the SmartArt Tools appear in the top bar Click on one of the [Text] boxes and start typing in text.

You can also click on the Text Pane, and write in there. Remove it by clicking on the text pane again or the little > next to the SmartArt graphic, as shown below.

Add text in text pane in Excel

Now you know how to insert a SmartArt graphic in Excel. If you want to know how to insert a SmartArt organization chart in Excel, please follow these steps below.

How to insert SmartArt organization chart

Go to Insert > Click SmartArt > Select Hierarchy on the left > Select Organization Chart > Click OK

How to insert SmartArt organization chart

Change colors of SmartArt graphic

There is an option in the SmartArt Tools bar, where you can change your entire graphic color. There are two ways of changing colors.

A: First, you have to click on the SmartArt graphic to get in the SmartArt Tools > Then click on Change Colors. There are many examples to choose from.

B: You can also right-click on the white space in your SmartArt graphic >Then click on Color once. Here you will also see the same examples.

You can see the SmartArt graphic changing colors by moving your mouse cursor on the ones you like. Please select the color you want by clicking on it once.

Change colors of SmartArt graphic

Insert SmartArt styles

Once you insert SmartArt in Excel, you can change it into a different style. First, you have to be in the SmartArt Tools and click on the arrow in SmartArt Styles. Then you can select the style you like to insert.

You can also change one of your boxes’ shape by right-clicking one of the [Text] boxes. Select Style and choose any style you like.

How to create SmartArt graphic

You can always add an extra [Text] box in your SmartArt graphic. First, you have to insert SmartArt in Excel. Go to the SmartArt Tools > click on Add Shape.

If you click on the arrow next to Add Shape you can choose where you want to insert a new [Text] box.

create smartart graphic

You can also right-click on a [Text] box > Choose Add Shape > Select one of the options.

NOTE: If you want to delete a [Text] box, you can select the box in your SmartArt graphic and press the delete button or right-click on the box > choose Cut.

You can always return to the original SmartArt graphic and remove any style or shape changes you have made.

Just right-click on one of the [Text] boxes and select Reset Shape. It will only reset this particular box and not the rest of the boxes you have changed.

reset shape

You can also go to SmartArt Tools > Click on Reset Graphic. It will reset all the changes you have made in the entire graphic.

reset graphic

Conclusion

Now you have learned how to insert a SmartArt graphic in Excel. You know how to insert a SmartArt organization chart in Excel. Customize your graphic by changing the colors, shape, or style. It is easy to create a SmartArt graphic and add or delete text boxes.

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