Welcome to the SmartArt Developer Reference
The 2007 Microsoft Office SmartArt Developer Reference provides information about developing customized templates for a feature in the 2007 Microsoft Office system called SmartArt. You can develop these templates by writing XML files that define the structure, layout, and formatting of a graphic.
For more information about creating SmartArt graphics from templates, see the Help feature for the particular product in the 2007 Microsoft Office system.
SmartArt graphics are available in Microsoft Office Excel 2007, Outlook 2007, PowerPoint 2007, and Word 2007. PowerPoint 2007 contains some features that are not available in the other programs.
Publish date of this reference: January 2009
In This Section
- Getting Started with SmartArt Development
Describes the categories of SmartArt graphics and the basics of SmartArt templates.
- SmartArt Concepts
Describes how to access and edit SmartArt files and how to create your own SmartArt graphics.
- SmartArt Reference
Documents the XML file structure and elements that you use to customize SmartArt graphic layouts.