Process type SmartArt graphic descriptions

Layout name

Description

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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 SmartArt graphic layout

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 SmartArt graphic layout

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 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

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 SmartArt graphic layout

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 SmartArt graphic layout

Basic Process

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

Basic Process SmartArt graphic layout

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 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

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 SmartArt graphic layout

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 SmartArt graphic layout

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 SmartArt graphic layout

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 SmartArt graphic layout

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 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

Converging Arrows

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

Converging Arrows 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

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 SmartArt graphic layout

Diverging Arrows

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

Diverging Arrows SmartArt graphic layout

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 SmartArt graphic layout

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 SmartArt graphic layout

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 SmartArt graphic layout

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

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

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 SmartArt graphic layout

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 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

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 SmartArt graphic layout

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 SmartArt graphic layout

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 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

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 SmartArt graphic layout

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

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 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 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 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 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 SmartArt graphic layout

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 SmartArt graphic layout

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



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