List type SmartArt graphics descriptions

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 Hexagon List SmartArt graphic layout

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 Layout 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 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.

Bending Picture Accent List SmartArt graphic layout

Continuous Picture List

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

Continuous Picture List SmartArt graphic layout

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.

Descending Block List SmartArt graphic layout

Detailed Process

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

Detailed Process SmartArt graphic layout

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 SmartArt graphic layout

Hierarchy List

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

Hierarchy List SmartArt graphic layout

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 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.

Horizontal Picture List SmartArt graphic layout

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

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 SmartArt graphic layout

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 SmartArt graphic layout

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.

Plus and 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 SmartArt graphic layout

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 SmartArt graphic layout

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 SmartArt graphic layout

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

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

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 SmartArt graphic layout

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 SmartArt graphic layout

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 SmartArt graphic layout

Trapezoid List

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

Trapezoid List SmartArt graphic layout

Varying Width List

Use for emphasizing items of different weights. Good for large amounts of Level 1 text. The width of each shape is independently determined based on its text.

Varying Width List SmartArt graphic layout

Vertical Bracket List

Use to show grouped blocks of information. Works well with large amounts of Level 2 text.

Vertical Bracket List SmartArt graphic layout

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 SmartArt graphic layout

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 SmartArt graphic layout

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 SmartArt graphic layout

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 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.

Vertical Picture Accent List SmartArt graphic layout

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 SmartArt graphic layout

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 SmartArt graphic layout

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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Applies To: Word 2013, PowerPoint 2013, Excel 2013, Outlook 2013



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