SmartArt Graphics

When using SmartArt PowerPoint lets you communicate information with graphics. Use PowerPoint SmartArt to illustrate specific ideas.


  1. Open a blank presentation and insert a new slide with a Title and Content layout.
  2. In the Title placeholder, type The Water Cycle.
  3. In the Content placeholder, choose the SmartArt command and insert a Basic Cycle SmartArt graphic from the Cycle category.
  4. Insert the following text in clockwise order: Condensation, Evaporation, Infiltration, Precipitation, Collection.
  5. Delete the shape containing the word Infiltration.
  6. Select the shape containing Evaporation, and click the Move Down command twice to move the shape between Collection and Condensation.
  7. Change the SmartArt Layout to Block Cycle.
  8. Change the colors of the SmartArt to a range of your choice.
  9. Change the SmartArt Style to Intense Effect. The style names will appear when you hover over them.
  10. When you're finished, your slide should look something like this:
    SmartArt Challenge