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