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Bullet using PowerPoint SmartArt

PaulC619 asked
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
In PowerPoint 2007 using SmartArt is it possible to remove bullets but keep the text?
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I don't know of any way to do this. (I did report it to Microsoft as a feature request a few months ago, so I know they're aware of the issue and the need.)

One of the other PPT MVPs suggested formatting the text in a dummy text box and using the Format Painter to paint the formatting to the text in the SmartArt diagram. I can't get this to work, though, so I'm not sure it's a viable solution.


Thanks. I also tried that idea and could not get the bullet to not show.
Unfortunately, the only other way I know is to copy the SmartArt diagram, Paste Special (on the Home tab) as EMF. Ungroup once, say yes when prompted to convert, then ungroup again. Now you can delete the bullets, but of course the SmartArt diagram isn't useful to you at all.

That's why I'd do this on a copy of the diagram -- you want to keep the original in case you need to make changes.

Hopefully they'll make this easier to deal with in the next version of PPT.

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