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If you would like to reuse Smart­Art diagrams in your PowerPoint, here is a workaround

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If you would like to reuse Smart­Art diagrams in your PowerPoint, here is a workaround. Let’s say you have a diagram that you created with SmartArt, like an organizational chart. With the diagram selected, right-click and choose Save as Picture… Name and save the file to an established picture library. Now, when you need it again, just click on the Insert tab and in the Images group, choose the Picture button. It can’t be “deconstructed” back to a SmartArt diagram, but you will be able to reuse the diagram as is more easily.

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Geetesh Bajaj October 6, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Will be much easier to copy the SmartArt from one presentation and paste it into another — unless you want to use the SmartArt graphic in a program other than PowerPoint. Even then, you could use the EMF file format when you save the picture — that will allow you to end up with a graphic that can be scaled up without pixelation.

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