Office.com type SmartArt graphic descriptions

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 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:
Excel 2013, PowerPoint 2013, Word 2013