Descriptions of SmartArt graphics

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List

Layout name

Description

Picture

Alternating Hexagon List

Use to represent a series of interconnected ideas. Level 1 text appears inside the hexagons. Level 2 text appears outside the shapes.

Alternating Hexagons SmartArt graphic layout

Basic Block List

Use to show non-sequential or grouped blocks of information. Maximizes both horizontal and vertical display space for shapes.

Basic Block List layout image

Bending Picture Accent List

Use to show non-sequential or grouped blocks of information. The small circular shapes are designed to contain pictures. Works well for illustrating both Level 1 and Level 2 text. Maximizes both horizontal and vertical display space for shapes.

Bending Picture Accent layout image

Continuous Picture List

Use to show groups of interconnected information. The circular shapes are designed to contain pictures.

Continuous Picture List layout image

Descending Block List

Use to show groups of related ideas or lists of information. The text shapes decrease in height sequentially, and the Level 1 text displays vertically.

Block Descending List SmartArt graphic layout

Detailed Process

Use with large amounts of Level 2 text to show a progression through stages.

Detailed Process layout image

Grouped List

Use to show groups and sub-groups of information, or steps and sub-steps in a task, process, or workflow. Level 1 text corresponds to the top-level horizontal shapes, and Level 2 text corresponds to vertical sub-steps under each related top-level shape. Works well for emphasizing sub-groups or sub-steps, hierarchical information, or multiple lists of information.

Grouped List layout image

Hierarchy List

Use to show hierarchical relationships progressing across groups. Can also be used to group or list information.

Hierarchy List layout image

Horizontal Bullet List

Use to show non-sequential or grouped lists of information. Works well with large amounts of text. All text has the same level of emphasis, and direction is not implied.

Horizontal Bullet List layout image

Horizontal Picture List

Use to show non-sequential or grouped information with an emphasis on related pictures. The top shapes are designed to contain pictures.

Horizontal Picture List layout image

Increasing Circle Process

Use to show a series of steps, with the interior of the circle increasing with each step. Limited to seven Level 1 steps but unlimited Level 2 items. Works well with large amounts of Level 2 text.

Increasing Circle Process SmartArt graphic layout

Lined List

Use to show large amounts of text divided into categories and subcategories. Works well with multiple levels of text. Text at the same level is separated by lines.

Lined List SmartArt graphic layout

Opposing Ideas

Use to show two opposing or contrasting ideas. Can have one or two Level 1 items. Each Level 1 text can contain multiple sub-levels. Works well with large amounts of text.

Opposing Ideas SmartArt graphic layout

Picture Accent List

Use to show grouped or related information. The small shapes on the upper corners are designed to contain pictures. Emphasizes Level 2 text over Level 1 text, and is a good choice for large amounts of Level 2 text.

Picture Accent List layout image

Picture Caption List

Use to show non-sequential or grouped blocks of information. The top shapes are designed to contain pictures and pictures are emphasized over text. Works well for pictures with short text captions.

Picture Caption List layout image

Pie Process

Use to show steps in a process with each pie slice increasing in size up to seven shapes. Level 1 text displays vertically.

Pie Process SmartArt graphic layout

Plus and Minus

Use to show the pros and cons of two ideas. Each Level 1 text can contain multiple sub-levels. Works well with large amounts of text. Limited to two Level 1 items.

Plusand Minus SmartArt graphic layout

Pyramid List

Use to show proportional, interconnected, or hierarchical relationships. Text appears in the rectangular shapes on top of the pyramid background.

Pyramid List layout image

Reverse List

Use to change between two items. Only the first two items of text display, and each item can contain a large amount of text. Works well to show a change between two items or shift in order.

Reverse List SmartArt graphic layout

Segmented Process

Use to show a progression or sequential steps in a task, process, or workflow. Emphasizes Level 2 text, since each line appears in a separate shape.

Segmented Process layout image

Stacked List

Use to show groups of information or steps in a task, process, or workflow. Circular shapes contain Level 1 text, and the corresponding rectangles contain Level 2 text. Works well for numerous details and minimal Level 1 text.

Stacked List layout image

Square Accent List

Use to show lists of information divided into categories. Level 2 text appears beside a small square shape. Works well with large amounts of Level 2 text.

Square Accent List SmartArt graphic layout

Table Hierarchy

Use to show groups of information built from top to bottom, and the hierarchies within each group. This layout does not contain connecting lines.

Table Hierarchy layout image

Table List

Use to show grouped or related information of equal value. The first Level 1 line of text corresponds to the top shape and its Level 2 text is used for the subsequent lists.

Table List layout image

Target List

Use to show interrelated or overlapping information. Each of the first seven lines of Level 1 text appears in the rectangular shape. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts. Works well with both Level 1 and Level 2 text.

Target List layout image

Trapezoid List

Use to show grouped or related information of equal value. Works well with large amounts of text.

Trapezoid List layout image

Vertical Box List

Use to show several groups of information, especially groups with large amounts of Level 2 text. A good choice for bulleted lists of information.

Vertical Box List layout image

Vertical Block List

Use to show groups of information or steps in a task, process, or workflow. Works well with large amounts of Level 2 text. A good choice for text with a main point and multiple sub-points.

Vertical Block List layout image

Vertical Bullet List

Use to show non-sequential or grouped blocks of information. Works well for lists with long headings or top-level information.

Vertical Bullet List layout image

Vertical Chevron List

Use to show a progression or sequential steps in a task, process, or workflow, or to emphasize movement or direction. Emphasizes Level 2 text over Level 1 text, and is a good choice for large amounts of Level 2 text.

Vertical Chevron List layout image

Vertical Picture Accent List

Use to show non-sequential or grouped blocks of information. The small circles are designed to contain pictures.

Vertical Picture Accent List layout image

Vertical Picture List

Use to show non-sequential or grouped blocks of information. The small shapes on the left are designed to contain pictures.

Vertical Picture List layout image

Vertical Accent List

Use to show lists of information. Level 2 text appears in rectangular shapes over vertical chevrons. Emphasizes Level 2 text over Level 1 text, and is a good choice for medium amounts of Level 2 text.

Vertical Accent List SmartArt graphic layout

Vertical Arrow List

Use to show a progression or sequential steps in a task, process, or workflow that move toward a common goal. Works well for bulleted lists of information.

Vertical Arrow List layout image

Vertical Circle List

Use to show sequential or grouped data. Works best for Level 1 text, which displays next to a large circular shape. Lower levels of text are separated with smaller circular shapes.

Vertical Circle List SmartArt graphic layout

Vertical Curved List

Use to show a curved list of information. To add pictures to the accent circle shapes, apply a picture fill.

Vertical Curved List SmartArt graphic layout

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Process

Layout name

Description

Picture

Accent Process

Use to show a progression, a timeline, or sequential steps in a task, process, or workflow. Works well for illustrating both Level 1 and Level 2 text.

Accent Process layout image

Alternating Flow

Use to show groups of information or sequential steps in a task, process, or workflow. Emphasizes the interaction or relationships among the groups of information.

Alternating Flow layout image

Arrow Ribbon

Use to show either related or contrasting concepts with some connection, such as opposing forces. The first two lines of Level 1 text are used for text in the arrows. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Arrow Ribbon layout image

Basic Bending Process

Use to show a progression or sequential steps in a task, process, or workflow. Maximizes both horizontal and vertical display space for shapes.

Basic Bending Process layout image

Basic Chevron Process

Use to show a progression; a timeline; sequential steps in a task, process, or workflow; or to emphasize movement or direction. Level 1 text appears inside an arrow shape while Level 2 text appears below the arrow shapes.

Basic Chevron Process layout image

Basic Process

Use to show a progression or sequential steps in a task, process, or workflow.

Basic Process layout image

Basic Timeline

Use to show sequential steps in a task, process, or workflow, or to show timeline information. Works well with both Level 1 and Level 2 text.

Basic Timeline layout image

Chevron List

Use to show a progression through several processes that make up an overall workflow. Also works for illustrating contrasting processes. The Level 1 text corresponds to the first arrow shape on the left, while the Level 2 text corresponds to horizontal sub-steps for each shape that contains Level 1 text.

Chevron List layout image

Circular Bending Process

Use to show a long or non-linear sequence or steps in a task, process, or workflow. Works best with Level 1 text only. Maximizes both horizontal and vertical display space for shapes.

Circular Bending Process layout image

Closed Chevron Process

Use to show a progression, a timeline, or sequential steps in a task, process, or workflow, or to emphasize movement or direction. Can be used to emphasize information in the starting shape. Works best with Level 1 text only.

Closed Chevron Process layout image

Circle Accent Timeline

Use to show a series of events or timeline information. Level 1 text appears next to larger circular shapes. Level 2 text appears next to smaller circular shapes.

Circle Accent Timeline SmartArt graphic layout

Circle Arrow Process

Use to show sequential items with supporting text for each item. This diagram works best with small amounts of Level 1 text.

Circle Arrow Process SmartArt graphic layout

Continuous Arrow Process

Use to show a timeline or sequential steps in a task, process, or workflow. Works best with Level 1 text because each line of Level 1 text appears inside the arrow shape. Level 2 text appears outside the arrow shape.

Continuous Arrow Process layout image

Continuous Block Process

Use to show a progression or sequential steps in a task, process, or workflow. Works best with minimal Level 1 and Level 2 text.

Continuous Block Process layout image

Continuous Picture List

Use to show groups of interconnected information. The circular shapes are designed to contain pictures.

Continuous Picture List layout image

Converging Arrows

Use to show ideas or concepts that converge to a central point. Works best with Level 1 text only.

Converging Arrows layout image

Descending Process

Use to show a descending series of events. The first Level 1 text is at the top of the arrow, the last Level 1 text displays at the bottom of the arrow. Only the first seven Level 1 items appear. Works best with small to medium amounts of text.

Descending Process SmartArt graphic layout

Detailed Process

Use with large amounts of Level 2 text to show a progression through stages.

Detailed Process layout image

Diverging Arrows

Use to show ideas or concepts that progress outward from a central source. Works best with Level 1 text only.

Diverging Arrows layout image

Equation

Use to show sequential steps or tasks that depict a plan or result. The last Level 1 line of text appears after the equals sign (=).Works best with Level 1 text only.

Equation layout image

Funnel

Use to show the filtering of information or how parts merge into a whole. Emphasizes the final outcome. Can contain up to four lines of Level 1 text; the last of these four Level 1 text lines appears below the funnel and the other lines correspond to a circular shape. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Funnel layout image

Gear

Use to show interlocking ideas. Each of the first three lines of Level 1 text corresponds to a gear shape, and their corresponding Level 2 text appears in rectangles next to the gear shape. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Gear layout image

Increasing Arrows Process

Use to show sequential and overlapping steps in a process. Limited to five Level 1 items. Level 2 can contain large amounts of text.

Increasing Arrows Process SmartArt graphic layout

Opposing Arrows

Use to show two opposing ideas, or ideas that diverge from a central point. Each of the first two lines of Level 1 text corresponds to an arrow. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Opposing Arrows layout image

Phased Process

Use to show three phases of a process. Limited to three Level 1 items. The first two Level 1 items can each contain four Level 2 items, and the third Level 1 item can contain an unlimited number of Level 2 items. Works best with small amounts of text.

Phased Process SmartArt graphic layout

Picture Accent Process

Use to show sequential steps in a task, process, or workflow. The rectangular shapes in the background are designed to contain pictures.

Picture Accent Process layout image

Process Arrows

Use to show information illustrating a process or workflow. Level 1 text appears in the circular shapes and Level 2 text appears in the arrow shapes. Works best for minimal text and to emphasize movement or direction.

Process Arrows layout image

Process List

Use to show multiple groups of information or steps and sub-steps in a task, process, or workflow. Level 1 text corresponds to the top horizontal shapes, and Level 2 text corresponds to vertical sub-steps under each related top-level shape.

Process List layout image

Random to Result Process

Use to show, through a series of steps, how several chaotic ideas can result in a unified goal or idea. Supports multiple items of Level 1 text, but the first and last Level 1 corresponding shapes are fixed. Works best with small amounts of Level 1 text and medium amounts of Level 2 text.

Random to Result Process SmartArt graphic layout

Repeating Bending Process

Use to show a progression or sequential steps in a task, process, or workflow. Maximizes both horizontal and vertical display space for shapes.

Repeating Bending Process layout image

Segmented Process

Use to show a progression or sequential steps in a task, process, or workflow. Emphasizes Level 2 text, since each line appears in a separate shape.

Segmented Process layout image

Staggered Process

Use to show a downward progression through stages. Each of the first five lines of Level 1 text corresponds with a rectangle. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Staggered Process layout image

Step Down Process

Use to show a descending process with multiple steps and sub-steps. Works best with small amounts of text.

Step Down Process SmartArt graphic layout

Step Up Process

Use to show an ascending series of steps or lists of information.

Step Up Process SmartArt graphic layout

Sub-Step Process

Use to show a multi-step process with sub-steps between each instance of Level 1 text. Works best with small amounts of text and is limited to seven Level 1 steps. Each Level 1 step can have unlimited sub-steps.

Sub Step Process SmartArt graphic layout

Timeline Pipe

Use to show sequential steps in a task, process, or workflow, or to show timeline information. Level 1 text appears larger than Level 2 text.

Timeline Pipe SmartArt graphic layout

Upward Arrow

Use to show a progression or steps that trend upward in a task, process, or workflow. Each of the first five lines of Level 1 text corresponds to a point on the arrow. Works best with minimal text. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Upward Arrow layout image

Vertical Arrow List

Use to show a progression or sequential steps in a task, process, or workflow that move toward a common goal. Works well for bulleted lists of information.

Vertical Arrow List layout image

Vertical Bending Process

Use to show a progression or sequential steps in a task, process, or workflow. Maximizes both horizontal and vertical display space for shapes. Places more emphasis on the interrelationships among the shapes than on direction or movement.

Vertical Bending Process layout image

Vertical Chevron List

Use to show a progression or sequential steps in a task, process, or workflow, or to emphasize movement or direction. Emphasizes Level 2 text over Level 1 text, and is a good choice for large amounts of Level 2 text.

Vertical Chevron List layout image

Vertical Equation

Use to show sequential steps or tasks that depict a plan or result. The last Level 1 line of text appears after the arrow. Works best with Level 1 text only.

Vertical Equation layout image

Vertical Process

Use to show a progression or sequential steps in a task, process, or workflow from top to bottom. Works best with Level 1 text, since the vertical space is limited.

Vertical Process layout image

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Cycle

Layout name

Description

Picture

Basic Cycle

Use to represent a continuing sequence of stages, tasks, or events in a circular flow. Emphasizes the stages or steps rather than the connecting arrows or flow. Works best with Level 1 text only.

Basic Cycle layout image

Basic Pie

Use to show how individual parts form a whole. The first seven lines of Level 1 text correspond to the evenly distributed wedge or pie shapes. The top Level 1 text shape appears outside of the rest of the pie for emphasis. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Basic Pie layout image

Basic Radial

Use to show the relationship to a central idea in a cycle. The first line of Level 1 text corresponds to the central shape, and its Level 2 text corresponds to the surrounding circular shapes. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Basic Radial layout image

Block Cycle

Use to represent a continuing sequence of stages, tasks, or events in a circular flow. Emphasizes the stages or steps rather than the connecting arrows or flow.

Block Cycle layout image

Circle Arrow Process

Use to show sequential items with supporting text for each item. This diagram works best with small amounts of Level 1 text.

Circle Arrow Process SmartArt graphic layout

Continuous Cycle

Use to represent a continuing sequence of stages, tasks, or events in a circular flow. Emphasizes the connection between all components. Works best with Level 1 text only.

Continuous Cycle layout image

Cycle Matrix

Use to show the relationship to a central idea in a cyclical progression. Each of the first four lines of Level 1 text corresponds to a wedge or pie shape, and Level 2 text appears in a rectangular shape to the side of the wedge or pie shape. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Cycle Matrix layout image

Diverging Radial

Use to show relationships to a central idea in a cycle. The first Level 1 line of text corresponds to the central circular shape. Emphasizes the surrounding circles rather than the central idea. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Diverging Radial layout image

Gear

Use to show interlocking ideas. Each of the first three lines of Level 1 text corresponds to a gear shape, and their corresponding Level 2 text appears in rectangles next to the gear shape. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Gear layout image

Multidirectional Cycle

Use to represent a continuing sequence of stages, tasks, or events that can occur in any direction.

Multidirectional Cycle layout image

Nondirectional Cycle

Use to represent a continuing sequence of stages, tasks, or events in a circular flow. Each shape has the same level of importance. Works well when direction does not need to be indicated.

Nondirectional Cycle layout image

Radial Cluster

Use to show data that relates to a central idea or theme. The top Level 1 text appears in the center. Level 2 text appears in surrounding shapes. Can contain up to seven Level 2 shapes. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts. Works best with small amounts of text.

Radial Cluster SmartArt graphic layout

Radial Cycle

Use to show the relationship to a central idea. Emphasizes both information in the center circle and how information in the outer ring of circles contributes to the central idea. The first Level 1 line of text corresponds to the central circle, and its Level 2 text corresponds to the outer ring of circles. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Radial Cycle layout image

Radial Venn

Use to show both overlapping relationships and the relationship to a central idea in a cycle. The first line of Level 1 text corresponds to the central shape and the lines of Level 2 text correspond to the surrounding circular shapes. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Radial Venn layout image

Segmented Cycle

Use to show a progression or a sequence of stages, tasks, or events in a circular flow. Emphasizes the interconnected pieces. Each of the first seven lines of Level 1 text corresponds to a wedge or pie shape. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Segmented Cycle layout image

Text Cycle

Use to represent a continuing sequence of stages, tasks, or events in a circular flow. Emphasizes the arrows or flow rather than the stages or steps. Works best with Level 1 text only.

Text Cycle layout image

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Hierarchy

Layout name

Description

Picture

Architecture Layout

Use to show hierarchical relationships that build from the bottom up. This layout works well for showing architectural components or objects that build on other objects.

Architecture SmartArt graphic layout

Circle Picture Hierarchy

Use to show hierarchical information or reporting relationships in an organization. Pictures appear in circles and corresponding text appears next to the pictures.

Circle Picture Organizational Chart SmartArt graphic layout

Half Circle Organization Chart

Use to show hierarchical information or reporting relationships in an organization. The assistant shapes and Org Chart hanging layouts are available with this layout.

Half Circle Organization Chart SmartArt graphic layout

Hierarchy

Use to show hierarchical relationships progressing from top to bottom.

Hierarchy layout image

Hierarchy List

Use to show hierarchical relationships progressing across groups. Can also be used to group or list information.

Hierarchy List layout image

Horizontal Hierarchy

Use to show hierarchical relationships progressing horizontally. Works well for decision trees.

Horizontal Hierarchy layout image

Horizontal Labeled Hierarchy

Use to show hierarchical relationships progressing horizontally and grouped hierarchically. Emphasizes heading or level 1 text. The first line of Level 1 text appears in the shape at the beginning of the hierarchy, and the second and all subsequent lines of Level 1 text appear at the top of the tall rectangles.

Horizontal Labeled Hierarchy layout image

Horizontal Multi-Level Hierarchy

Use to show large amounts of hierarchical information progressing horizontally. The top of the hierarchy is displayed vertically. This layout supports many levels in the hierarchy.

Horizontal Multi Level Hierarchy SmartArt graphic layout

Horizontal Organization Chart

Use to show hierarchical information horizontally or reporting relationships in an organization. The assistant shape and the Org Chart hanging layouts are available with this layout.

Horizontal Organization Chart SmartArt graphic layout

Labeled Hierarchy

Use to show hierarchical relationships progressing from top to bottom and grouped hierarchically. Emphasizes heading or level 1 text. The first line of Level 1 text appears in the shape at the beginning of the hierarchy, and all subsequent lines of Level 1 text appear to the left of the tall rectangles.

Labeled Hierarchy layout image

Lined List

Use to show large amounts of text divided into categories and subcategories. Works well with multiple levels of text. Text at the same level is separated by lines.

Lined List SmartArt graphic layout

Name and Title Organization Chart

Use to show hierarchical information or reporting relationships in an organization. To enter text in the title box, type directly in the smaller rectangular shape. The assistant shape and Org Chart hanging layouts are available with this layout.

Nameand Title Organizational Chart SmartArt graphic layout

Organization Chart

Use to show hierarchical information or reporting relationships in an organization. The assistant shape and the Org Chart hanging layouts are available with this layout.

Organization Chart layout image

Picture Organization Chart

Use to show hierarchical information or reporting relationships in an organization, with corresponding pictures. The assistant shape and the Org Chart hanging layouts are available with this layout.

Picture Organization Chart layout

Table Hierarchy

Use to show groups of information built from top to bottom, and the hierarchies within each group. This layout does not contain connecting lines.

Table Hierarchy layout image

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Relationship

Layout name

Description

Picture

Arrow Ribbon

Use to show either related or contrasting concepts with some connection, such as opposing forces. The first two lines of Level 1 text are used for text in the arrows. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Arrow Ribbon layout image

Balance

Use to compare or show the relationship between two ideas. Each of the first two lines of Level 1 text corresponds to text at the top of one side of the center point. Emphasizes Level 2 text, which is limited to four shapes on each side of the center point. The balance tips towards the side with the most shapes containing Level 2 text. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Balance layout image

Basic Pie

Use to show how individual parts form a whole. The first seven lines of Level 1 text correspond to the evenly distributed wedge or pie shapes. The top Level 1 text shape appears outside of the rest of the pie for emphasis. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Basic Pie layout image

Basic Radial

Use to show the relationship to a central idea in a cycle. The first line of Level 1 text corresponds to the central shape, and its Level 2 text corresponds to the surrounding circular shapes. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Basic Radial layout image

Basic Target

Use to show containment, gradations, or hierarchical relationships. The first five lines of Level 1 text are associated with a circle. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Basic Target layout image

Basic Venn

Use to show overlapping or interconnected relationships. The first seven lines of Level 1 text correspond with a circle. If there are four or fewer lines of Level 1 text, the text is inside the circles. If there are more than four lines of Level 1 text, the text is outside of the circles. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Basic Venn layout image

Circle Relationship

Use to show the relationship to or from a central idea. Level 2 text is added non-sequentially and is limited to five items. There can only be one Level 1 item.

Circle Relationship SmartArt graphic layout

Continuous Picture List

Use to show groups of interconnected information. The circular shapes are designed to contain pictures.

Continuous Picture List layout image

Converging Arrows

Use to show ideas or concepts that converge to a central point. Works best with Level 1 text only.

Converging Arrows layout image

Converging Radial

Use to show relationships of concepts or components to a central idea in a cycle. The first line of Level 1 text corresponds to the central circular shape and the lines of Level 2 text correspond to the surrounding rectangular shapes. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Converging Radial layout image

Counterbalance Arrows

Use to show two opposing ideas or concepts. Each of the first two lines of Level 1 text corresponds to an arrow and works well with Level 2 text. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Counterbalance Arrows layout image

Cycle Matrix

Use to show the relationship to a central idea in a cyclical progression. Each of the first four lines of Level 1 text corresponds to a wedge or pie shape, and Level 2 text appears in a rectangular shape to the side of the wedge or pie shape. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Cycle Matrix layout image

Diverging Arrows

Use to show ideas or concepts that progress outward from a central source. Works best with Level 1 text only.

Diverging Arrows layout image

Diverging Radial

Use to show relationships to a central idea in a cycle. The first Level 1 line of text corresponds to the central circular shape. Emphasizes the surrounding circles rather than the central idea. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Diverging Radial layout image

Equation

Use to show sequential steps or tasks that depict a plan or result. The last Level 1 line of text appears after the equals sign (=).Works best with Level 1 text only.

Equation layout image

Funnel

Use to show the filtering of information or how parts merge into a whole. Emphasizes the final outcome. Can contain up to four lines of Level 1 text; the last of these four Level 1 text lines appears below the funnel and the other lines correspond to a circular shape. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Funnel layout image

Gear

Use to show interlocking ideas. Each of the first three lines of Level 1 text corresponds to a gear shape, and their corresponding Level 2 text appears in rectangles next to the gear shape. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Gear layout image

Grouped List

Use to show groups and sub-groups of information, or steps and sub-steps in a task, process, or workflow. Level 1 text corresponds to the top-level horizontal shapes, and Level 2 text corresponds to vertical sub-steps under each related top-level shape. Works well for emphasizing sub-groups or sub-steps, hierarchical information, or multiple lists of information.

Grouped List layout image

Hierarchy List

Use to show hierarchical relationships progressing across groups. Can also be used to group or list information.

Hierarchy List layout image

Linear Venn

Use to show overlapping relationships in a sequence. Works best with Level 1 text only.

Linear Venn layout image

Nested Target

Use to show containment relationships. Each of the first three lines of Level 1 text correspond to the upper left text in the shapes, and Level 2 text corresponds to the smaller shapes. Works best with minimal Level 2 lines of text. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Nested Target layout image

Nondirectional Cycle

Use to represent a continuing sequence of stages, tasks, or events in a circular flow. Each shape has the same level of importance. Works well when direction does not need to be indicated.

Nondirectional Cycle layout image

Opposing Arrows

Use to show two opposing ideas, or ideas that diverge from a central point. Each of the first two lines of Level 1 text corresponds to an arrow. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Opposing Arrows layout image

Picture Accent List

Use to show grouped or related information. The small shapes on the upper corners are designed to contain pictures. Emphasizes Level 2 text over Level 1 text, and is a good choice for large amounts of Level 2 text.

Picture Accent List layout image

Radial Cluster

Use to show data that relates to a central idea or theme. The top Level 1 text appears in the center. Level 2 text appears in surrounding shapes. Can contain up to seven Level 2 shapes. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts. Works best with small amounts of text.

Radial Cluster SmartArt graphic layout

Radial Cycle

Use to show the relationship to a central idea. Emphasizes both information in the center circle and how information in the outer ring of circles contributes to the central idea. The first Level 1 line of text corresponds to the central circle, and its Level 2 text corresponds to the outer ring of circles. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Radial Cycle layout image

Radial List

Use to show relationships to a central idea in a cycle. The center shape can contain a picture. Level 1 text appears in the smaller circles and any related Level 2 text appears to the side of the smaller circles.

Radial List layout image

Radial Venn

Use to show both overlapping relationships and the relationship to a central idea in a cycle. The first line of Level 1 text corresponds to the central shape and the lines of Level 2 text correspond to the surrounding circular shapes. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Radial Venn layout image

Segmented Pyramid

Use to show containment, proportional, or interconnected relationships. The first nine lines of Level 1 text appear in the triangular shapes. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts. Works best with Level 1 text only.

Segmented Pyramid layout image

Stacked Venn

Use to show overlapping relationships. A good choice for emphasizing growth or gradation. Works best with Level 1 text only. The first seven lines of Level 1 text correspond to a circular shape. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Stacked Venn layout image

Table Hierarchy

Use to show groups of information built from top to bottom, and the hierarchies within each group. This layout does not contain connecting lines.

Table Hierarchy layout image

Target List

Use to show interrelated or overlapping information. Each of the first seven lines of Level 1 text appears in the rectangular shape. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts. Works well with both Level 1 and Level 2 text.

Target List layout image

Vertical Equation

Use to show sequential steps or tasks that depict a plan or result. The last Level 1 line of text appears after the arrow. Works best with Level 1 text only.

Vertical Equation layout image

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Matrix

Layout name

Description

Picture

Basic Matrix

Use to show the relationship of components to a whole in quadrants. The first four lines of Level 1 text appear in the quadrants. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Basic Matrix layout image

Cycle Matrix

Use to show the relationship to a central idea in a cyclical progression. Each of the first four lines of Level 1 text corresponds to a wedge or pie shape, and Level 2 text appears in a rectangular shape to the side of the wedge or pie shape. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Cycle Matrix layout image

Grid Matrix

Use to show the placement of concepts along two axes. Emphasizes the individual components rather than the whole. The first four lines of Level 1 text appear in the quadrants. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

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Titled Matrix

Use to show the relationships of four quadrants to a whole. The first line of Level 1 text corresponds to the central shape, and the first four lines of Level 2 text appear in the quadrants. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

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Pyramid

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Basic Pyramid

Use to show proportional, interconnected, or hierarchical relationships with the largest component on the bottom and narrowing up. Level 1 text appears in the pyramid segments and Level 2 text appears in shapes alongside each segment.

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Inverted Pyramid

Use to show proportional, or interconnected, or hierarchical relationships with the largest component on the top and narrowing down. Level 1 text appears in the pyramid segments and Level 2 text appears in shapes alongside each segment.

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Pyramid List

Use to show proportional, interconnected, or hierarchical relationships. Text appears in the rectangular shapes on top of the pyramid background.

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Segmented Pyramid

Use to show containment, proportional, or interconnected relationships. The first nine lines of Level 1 text appear in the triangular shapes. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts. Works best with Level 1 text only.

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Accented Picture

Use to show a central, photographic idea with related ideas on the side. The top Level 1 text appears over the central picture. Corresponding text for other Level 1 shapes appear next to the small circular pictures. This layout also works well with no text.

Accented Picture SmartArt graphic layout

Alternating Picture Blocks

Use to show a series of pictures from top to bottom. Text appears alternately on the right or left of the picture.

Alternating Picture Blocks SmartArt graphic layout

Alternating Picture Circles

Use to show a set of pictures with text. The corresponding text appears in the central circles with the images alternating from left to right.

Alternating Picture Circles SmartArt graphic layout

Ascending Picture Accent Process

Use to show an ascending series of pictures with descriptive text. Works best with a small amount of text.

Ascending Picture Accent Process SmartArt graphic layout

Bending Picture Accent List

Use to show non-sequential or grouped blocks of information. The small circular shapes are designed to contain pictures. Works well for illustrating both Level 1 and Level 2 text. Maximizes both horizontal and vertical display space for shapes.

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Bending Picture Blocks

Use to show a series of pictures. The box covering the bottom corner can contain small amounts of text.

Bending Picture Blocks SmartArt graphic layout

Bending Picture Caption

Use to show a sequential series of pictures. The box covering the bottom corner can contain small amounts of text.

Bending Picture Caption SmartArt graphic layout

Bending Picture Caption List

Use to show a series of pictures. The title and description appear in a callout shape under each picture.

Bending Picture Caption List SmartArt graphic layout

Bending Picture Semi-Transparent Text

Use to show a series of pictures. A semi-transparent box covers the lower portion of the picture and contains all levels of text.

Bending Picture Semi Transparent Text SmartArt graphic layout

Bubble Picture List

Use to show a series of pictures. Can contain up to eight Level 1 pictures. Unused text and pictures do not appear, but remain available if you switch layouts. Works best with small amounts of text.

Bubble Picture List SmartArt graphic layout

Captioned Pictures

Use to show a picture with multiple levels of text. Works best with a small amount of Level 1 text and a medium amount of Level 2 text.

Captioned Pictures SmartArt graphic layout

Circle Picture Hierarchy

Use to show hierarchical information or reporting relationships in an organization. Pictures appear in circles and corresponding text appears next to the pictures.

Circle Picture Organizational Chart SmartArt graphic layout

Circular Picture Callout

Use to show a central idea and sub-ideas or related items. The text for the first picture covers the lower portion of the picture. The corresponding text for other Level 1 shapes appears next to the small circular pictures. This diagram also works well with no text.

Circular Picture Callout SmartArt graphic layout

Continuous Picture List

Use to show groups of interconnected information. The circular shapes are designed to contain pictures.

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Framed Text Picture

Use to show pictures with corresponding Level 1 text displayed in a frame.

Framed Text Picture SmartArt graphic layout

Hexagon Cluster

Use to show pictures with associated descriptive text. Small hexagons indicate the picture and text pair. Works best with small amounts of text.

Hexagon Cluster SmartArt graphic layout

Horizontal Picture List

Use to show non-sequential or grouped information with an emphasis on related pictures. The top shapes are designed to contain pictures.

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Picture Accent Blocks

Use to show a group of pictures in blocks starting from the corner. The corresponding text displays vertically. Works well as an accent on title or sub-title slides or for section breaks of a document.

Picture Accent Blocks SmartArt graphic layout

Picture Accent List

Use to show grouped or related information. The small shapes on the upper corners are designed to contain pictures. Emphasizes Level 2 text over Level 1 text, and is a good choice for large amounts of Level 2 text.

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Picture Accent Process

Use to show sequential steps in a task, process, or workflow. The rectangular shapes in the background are designed to contain pictures.

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Picture Caption List

Use to show non-sequential or grouped blocks of information. The top shapes are designed to contain pictures and pictures are emphasized over text. Works well for pictures with short text captions.

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Picture Grid

Use to show pictures laid out on a square grid. Best with a small amount of Level 1 text, which appears above the picture.

Picture Grid SmartArt graphic layout

Picture Lineup

Use to show a series of pictures side by side. Level 1 text covers the top of the picture. Level 2 text appears below the picture.

Picture Lineup SmartArt graphic layout

Picture Strips

Use to show a series of pictures from top to bottom with Level 1 text beside each.

Picture Strips SmartArt graphic layout

Snapshot Picture List

Use to show pictures with explanatory text. Level 2 text can display lists of information. Works well with a large amount of text.

Snapshot Picture List SmartArt graphic layout

Spiral Picture

Use to show a series of up to five pictures with corresponding Level 1 captions that spiral in to the center.

Spiral Picture SmartArt graphic layout

Titled Picture Accent List

Use to show lists of information with an accent picture for each Level 2 text. Level 1 text displays in a separate box at the top of the list.

Picture Accent List SmartArt graphic layout

Title Picture Lineup

Use to show a series of pictures that each have their own title and description. Level 1 text appears in the box above the picture. Level 2 text appears below the picture.

Title Picture Lineup SmartArt graphic layout

Titled Picture Blocks

Use to show a series of pictures. Level 1 text appears above each picture. Level 2 text appears to the side and slightly overlapping each picture.

Titled Picture Blocks SmartArt graphic layout

Vertical Picture Accent List

Use to show non-sequential or grouped blocks of information. The small circles are designed to contain pictures.

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Vertical Picture List

Use to show non-sequential or grouped blocks of information. The small shapes on the left are designed to contain pictures.

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Circle Process

Use to show sequential steps in a process. Limited to eleven Level 1 shapes with an unlimited number of Level 2 shapes. Works best with small amounts of text. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Circle Process SmartArt graphic layout

Converging Text

Use to show multiple steps or parts that merge into a whole. Limited to one Level 1 shape that contains text and a maximum of five Level 2 shapes. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts

Converging Text SmartArt graphic layout

Hexagon Radial

Use to show a sequential process that relates to a central idea or theme. Limited to six Level 2 shapes. Works best with small amounts of text. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Hexagon Radial SmartArt graphic layout

Interconnected Block Process

Use to show sequential steps in a process. Works best with small amounts of Level 1 text and medium amounts of Level 2 text.

Interconnected Block Process SmartArt graphic layout

Picture Frame

Use to show pictures and the corresponding Level 1 text, both displayed in an offset frame. Works best with Level 1 text only.

Picture Frame SmartArt graphic layout

Radial Picture List

Use to show relationships to a central idea. The Level 1 shape contains text and all Level 2 shapes contain a picture with corresponding text. Limited to four Level 2 pictures. Unused pictures do not appear, but remain available if you switch layouts. Works best with a small amount of Level 2 text.

Radial Picture List SmartArt layoug

Tab List

Use to show non-sequential or grouped blocks of information. Works well for lists with a small amount of Level 1 text. The first level 2 displays next to the Level 1 text and the remaining level 2 text appears beneath the Level 1 text.

Tab List SmartArt graphic layout

Theme Picture Accent

Use to show a group of pictures with the first picture being centered and the largest. Can contain up to six Level 1 pictures. Unused pictures do not appear, but remain available if you switch layouts. Works best with small amounts of text.

Theme Picture Accent SmartArt graphic layout

Theme Picture Alternating Accent

Use to show a group of pictures with the first picture being the largest and on top. Additional Level 1 pictures alternate between squares and rectangles with a limit of nine Level 1 pictures. Works best with small amounts of text. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Theme Picture Alternating Accent SmartArt graphic layout

Theme Picture Grid

Use to show a group of pictures with the first picture being the largest. Can contain up to five Level 1 pictures. Unused pictures do not appear, but remain available if you switch layouts. Works best with small amounts of corresponding text.

Theme Picture Grid SmartArt graphic layout

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Applies To: Excel 2010, Outlook 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Word 2010



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