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How to Promote and Demote Shapes in PowerPoint 2007 Organization Charts

The PowerPoint (SmartArt Tools) Design tab holds a Promote or Demote button. If the shapes you are promoting or demoting are attached to subordinate shapes in your PowerPoint diagram, the subordinate shapes are promoted or demoted as well. This feature can have unforeseen and sometimes horrendous consequences.

Follow these steps to promote or demote a shape (and its subordinates) in a hierarchy diagram:


Select the shape that needs a change of rank.

You can select more than one shape by Ctrl+clicking.


Open the (SmartArt Tools) Design tab.

The Design view comes to action.


Click the Promote or Demote button.

If you don’t like the change click the Undo button and start all over.

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