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How to Add Smartart to Windows Publisher

Updated March 23, 2017

Microsoft Publisher is used to create documents for publication. Smartart is versatile art created in certain Office applications like Word or PowerPoint. You cannot create these items within Publisher, but you can use them to make documents more presentable.

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  1. Open Microsoft Office Publisher. Select "File" from the menu and choose "Open." In the dialogue that appears, locate and open the project you want to add the Smartart to.

  2. Open the Office application in which you have placed a piece of Smartart. Right-click on the Smartart and choose "Copy." Close this application after copying.

  3. Return to the Publisher document you have open. Right-click in the document where you want to place the Smartart and choose "Paste." Save your work.

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About the Author

Carol Adams has been writing since 2009. She writes about graphics, 3D and video software for various websites. Adams earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and a Master of Arts in liberal arts from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

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