How do you get SmartArt on Google Docs?

Answered by Robert Dupre

To clarify, the SmartArt feature is not available in Google Docs. However, it is available in Google Slides. If you are looking to create a diagram or infographic in Google Docs, you can use the Drawing tool or explore other third-party add-ons or extensions.

Now, let’s focus on how to access the SmartArt equivalent in Google Slides, which is called the “Diagram” tool.

1. Open Google Slides:
First, open your web browser and navigate to Google Slides. Sign in to your Google account if you haven’t already.

2. Create a New Presentation:
Once you are in Google Slides, you can either create a new presentation or open an existing one. To create a new presentation, click on the “+ Blank” button or select a template that suits your needs.

3. Access Diagram Tool:
After opening a new or existing presentation, click on the “Insert” tab located at the top of the page.

4. Open Diagram Options:
From the dropdown menu that appears when you click on “Insert,” look for the “Diagram” option and click on it. This will open a panel on the right side of your screen.

5. Explore Diagram Templates:
The panel that opens will display various pre-built diagram options. You can scroll through these options to find the one that best fits your needs. These diagrams can range from organizational charts, process flows, timelines, and more.

6. Customize the Diagram:
Once you have selected a diagram template, click on it to insert it into your slide. You can then customize the diagram by adding or removing shapes, changing the color scheme, rearranging elements, and adding text.

7. Edit the Diagram:
To edit the text within the diagram, simply click on the text box and start typing. You can also resize or reposition the text box as needed. Additionally, you can format the text by changing the font, size, color, and other text properties using the toolbar at the top.

8. Modify the Diagram:
If you want to modify the diagram’s structure, such as adding or deleting shapes, connecting elements, or changing the layout, you can do so using the options available in the “Format” tab or by right-clicking on specific elements to access additional editing options.

9. Save and Share:
Once you are satisfied with your diagram, make sure to save your presentation by clicking on the “File” tab and selecting “Save” or “Save as.” You can also share your presentation with others by clicking on the “Share” button and entering the email addresses of the recipients.

Remember, the Diagram tool in Google Slides offers a variety of options to create visually appealing infographics and diagrams. Feel free to explore and experiment with different templates to find the perfect one for your presentation.