Cycle type SmartArt graphic descriptions

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. SmartArt graphic layout
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. SmartArt graphic layout
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 SmartArt graphic layout
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. 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 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. Basic Cycle SmartArt graphic layout
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. SmartArt graphic layout
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 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. SmartArt graphic layout
Multidirectional Cycle Use to represent a continuing sequence of stages, tasks, or events that can occur in any direction. SmartArt graphic layout
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. SmartArt graphic layout
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 ClusterSmartArt 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 SmartArt graphic layout
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 SmartArt graphic layout
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. SmartArt graphic layout
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. SmartArt graphic layout

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