Relationship 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
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. SmartArt graphic layout
Balance Use to compare or show the relationship between two ideas. Each of the first two lines of Level 1 text corresponds to text at the top of one side of the center point. Emphasizes Level 2 text, which is limited to four shapes on each side of the center point. The balance tips towards the side with the most shapes containing Level 2 text. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts. 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. SmartArt graphic layout
Basic Target Use to show containment, gradations, or hierarchical relationships. The first five lines of Level 1 text are associated with a circle. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts. SmartArt graphic layout
Basic Venn Use to show overlapping or interconnected relationships. The first seven lines of Level 1 text correspond with a circle. If there are four or fewer lines of Level 1 text, the text is inside the circles. If there are more than four lines of Level 1 text, the text is outside of the circles. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts. SmartArt graphic layout
Circle Relationship Use to show the relationship to or from a central idea. Level 2 text is added non-sequentially and is limited to five items. There can only be one Level 1 item. 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 Radial Use to show relationships of concepts or components to a central idea in a cycle. The first line of Level 1 text corresponds to the central circular shape and the lines of Level 2 text correspond to the surrounding rectangular shapes. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts. SmartArt graphic layout
Counterbalance Arrows Use to show two opposing ideas or concepts. Each of the first two lines of Level 1 text corresponds to an arrow and works well with Level 2 text. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts. 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. Cycle Matrix 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. 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. 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. 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. 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
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
Hexagon Cluster Use to show pictures with associated descriptive text. Small hexagons indicate the picture and text pair. Works best with small amounts of text. 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
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
Linear Venn Use to show overlapping relationships in a sequence. Works best with Level 1 text only. SmartArt graphic layout
Nested Target Use to show containment relationships. Each of the first three lines of Level 1 text correspond to the upper left text in the shapes, and Level 2 text corresponds to the smaller shapes. Works best with minimal Level 2 lines of text. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts. 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. Nondirectional Cycle SmartArt graphic layout
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. 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
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. 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. SmartArt 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. SmartArt graphic layout
Radial List Use to show relationships to a central idea in a cycle. The center shape can contain a picture. Level 1 text appears in the smaller circles and any related Level 2 text appears to the side of the smaller circles. 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. SmartArt graphic layout
Segmented Pyramid Use to show containment, proportional, or interconnected relationships. The first nine lines of Level 1 text appear in the triangular shapes. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts. Works best with Level 1 text only. SmartArt graphic layout
Stacked Venn Use to show overlapping relationships. A good choice for emphasizing growth or gradation. Works best with Level 1 text only. The first seven lines of Level 1 text correspond to a circular shape. Unused text does not appear, but remains available if you switch layouts. 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
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
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. 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. SmartArt graphic layout

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