Working with SmartArt - Exercise

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Working with SmartArt - Exercise

Working with SmartArt

Duration: 10 to 20 minutes.

In this exercise, you will add a SmartArt graphic showing the relationships between the plants in the document in which we have been working.

  1. Open or go to Plants in my yard - Intermediate.docx.
  2. Insert a SmartArt graphic at the end of your document that looks like the image below (the plant names are listed below the image for easier reading):SmartArt
  3. Plants
    • Trees
      • Japanese Maple
      • Lilac
      • Red Bud
    • Perennials
      • Columbine
      • Butterfly Weed
      • Purple Coneflower
      • Bleeding Heart
      • Jack-in-the-pulpit
      • Siberian Iris
    • Ground Covers
      • Lamb's Ear
      • Sedum
      • Anemone
  4. Save your document.


  1. Place your cursor at the end of your document, a line below the "Count of Attributes" image.
  2. From the INSERT tab, in the Illustrations group, click SmartArt: SmartArt in Illustrations Group of Insert Tab
  3. In the dialog box that opens, click Hierarchy and then the image titled Hierarchy, and then OK: Choose a SmartArt Graphic Dialog Box
  4. From the SMARTART TOOLS DESIGN tab, in the Create Graphic group, click Text Pane: Text Pane
  5. Enter text and add additional boxes in the second and third rows by typing and pressing Enter and Tab: Text Hierarchy
  6. From the SMARTART TOOLS FORMAT tab, in the Shape Styles group, click Shape Fill and then select a color: Shape Fill Color Options
  7. Save the document.