How to make a boring bulleted list visually appealing

If one slide after another is filled with bullet after bullet, try this for a change!

Step 1: Click in the text placeholder or the text box and press Ctrl A to select all content
Step 2: Click right and choose Convert to SmartArt in the menu
Step 3: Choose the type of SmartArt graphic that visualize your information correctly: list, process, cycle, hierarchy,…

Tip: SmartArt is not so flexible and therefore often a pain to modify. Luckily, it is possible to convert a SmartArt graphic to shapes and text boxes. To do so select the SmartArt and press Ctrl + Shift + G twice or go to the contextual tab SmartArt Tools > tab Design > dropdown menu Convert (in the Group Reset) > Convert to Shapes.

The feature Convert to Shapes is not available in Word, but you can copy-paste from one application to another.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A bulleted list in PowerPoint

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After converting the bulleted list to SmartArt


 

 

 

 

 

 

After converting the SmartArt graphic to shapes:
any shape can be moved, resized, or deleted independently of the remaining shapes.

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