SmartArt Animation: Part 2: Multi-level diagrams

In the previous article (SmartArt Animation: Part 1) we saw three types of Animation Effects for SmartArt: As one object, One by On and All at Once. In this article, we will explore remaining two – Level at Once and Level One by One. These two types of effects are available only if you have multi-level bullets. Let us learn these two features. (Reading time 4 min)

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Applied Knowledge: SWOT and PEST analysis (PowerPoint)

Using PowerPoint you can convert simple bullets to high-impact diagrams in seconds. Refer to these articles to learn a great feature called SmartArt:

Boring to Exciting ppt – in few clicks!
Marketing: Arranging multiple pictures in few clicks!
Show Off and Learn: Picture Organization Chart in 2 minutes
Video Tutorial: How to show collaboration in PowerPoint
Marketing: How to create “Our Customers” Slide in seconds

Recently I was working on PEST analysis with my good friend Ms. Faith. That is when I thought of writing this article. We will see how SWOT and PEST analysis diagrams can be created instantly using PowerPoint. These topics are commonly used in strategic management and situational analysis.

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Marketing: How to create “Our Customers” Slide in seconds

Any corporate sales presentation usually have a slide showing logos of all customers. Usually creating such a slide is very cumbersome because the logos come in all shapes and sizes. Someone has to spend inordinate amount of time resizing and aligning all the logos – and often, the slide still looks shabby Sad smile Devil

Here is a method which will solve your problem instantly.

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Video Tutorial: How to show collaboration in PowerPoint (4 min)

Gear is a nice SmartArt available which illustrates collaboration or smooth working of multiple components. It accepts a maximum of three items only.

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But showing it as a static diagram does not generate good impact.

Watch this video to see how we can improve it go illustrate the collaboration in a much better way. Watch this in high resolution and full screen for better understanding.

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Show Off and Learn: Picture Organization Chart in 2 minutes

Preparation

  1. You need pictures of people who go into the organization chart. Save these in a single folder.
  2. PowerPoint 2010 or above

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Simple steps

  1. Create a new PowerPoint presentation
  2. Add a blank slide
  3. Insert – Picture – choose all pictures from the folder and choose insert
  4. All pictures will be added and selected
  5. DO NOT disturb the selection
  6. Click on Picture Tools – Picture Layout – Choose Org Chartimage
  7. Now all of the pictures are arranged in a straight line. Don’t Worry!
  8. It is now converted to a SmartArtimage
  9. Click on the edit button on the left edge of the SmartArtimage
  10. Now you can see pictures and empty bullets
  11. All bullets are same level that is why the org chart is flat
  12. Choose the boss. Use Shift Alt Up arrow / Down arrow to rearrange
  13. For subordinates press TAB one or more timesSNAGHTML2d14236
  14. Rearrange and you are done!
  15. If you want, type names in each bullet
  16. Resize the SmartArt as required
  17. That’s it!

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Choose the SmartArt – SmartArt Tools menu – Design – Choose another Layout. Only two layouts in this category support pictures.

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Readjusting the visible portion of a picture

If PowerPoint chose a wrong area, click on the picture – Picture Tools – Crop. Now move the picture to select desired area. This part may have to be done repeatedly to get perfect results. Unfortunately, there is not shortcut available because PowerPoint does not know which region of the photos you want to show.

Demo files

This presentation contains three slides.

  1. Contains all pictures
  2. Contains Final Org Chart
  3. Contains Org chart in different format

Download the presentation Org Chart Demo

The pictures are royalty free – from Office Online Clipart