Change the direction of a SmartArt graphic

If you want to rotate or flip a shape, as opposed to a SmartArt graphic shape, see Rotate or flip a picture, shape, or WordArt.

To change the emphasis or reverse the flow of your SmartArt graphic, you can change its direction by using the Right to Left feature.

Note: This feature is not available for all SmartArt graphics.

Chevron List SmartArt graphic showing Left to Right direction
Chevron List SmartArt graphic showing Left to Right direction
Chevron List SmartArt graphic showing Right to Left direction
Chevron List SmartArt graphic showing Right to Left direction

You can also switch to a different layout for a SmartArt graphic to display your content in a different manner.

Reverse the direction of a SmartArt graphic

  1. Click the SmartArt graphic that you want to change.

  2. Under SmartArt Tools, on the Design tab, in the Create Graphic group, click Right to Left.

    SmartArt Tools Design tab image

    If you don't see the SmartArt Tools or Design tabs, make sure that you've selected a SmartArt graphic.

    Note: To switch back to the original direction of your SmartArt graphic, click Right to Left again.

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