You’ve probably heard that bullet points are bad. (If you don’t believe me, here’s some scientific proof.) But most people are not graphic designers and many get stuck when it comes to thinking of better alternatives to the standard lists of text. Plus, who has time to do all that extra work right?! Wrong!
Converting your existing PowerPoint lists into attractive visuals less than 3 seconds and makes your slides look WAY better. Here’s how it works.
Convert slide text to a SmartArt graphic
- Select the text placedholder on the slide that you want to convert.
- On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, click Convert to SmartArt Graphic
- In the gallery, click the layout for the SmartArt graphic that you want. Hovering over them gives you a real-time preview.
The gallery contains layouts for SmartArt graphics that work best with bulleted lists. To view the entire set of layouts, click More SmartArt Graphics.
Also, be sure to experiment with the colors and styles available from the Smart Art gallery to get an even better looking design.
So go and upgrade those boring text lists to nice looking professional visuals. When it’s this quick and easy there’s no excuse for not having great looking slides.