Office.com type SmartArt graphic descriptions

Layout name

Description

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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

Chevron Accent Process

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

Chevron Accect Process SmartArt graphic layout

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

Interconnected Rings

Use to show overlapping or interconnected ideas or concepts. The first seven lines of Level 1 text correspond with a circle. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts.

Interconnected Rings 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

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 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 graphic layout

Tabbed Arc

Use to show a set of related items arcing over a common area. Best with small amounts of text.

Tabbed Arc 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

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

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

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Applies To: Word 2013, PowerPoint 2013, Excel 2013



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