List type SmartArt graphics descriptions

Layout name Description Picture
Alternating Hexagon List Use to represent a series of interconnected ideas. Level 1 text appears inside the hexagons. Level 2 text appears outside the shapes. SmartArt graphic layout
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
Basic Block List Use to show non-sequential or grouped blocks of information. Maximizes both horizontal and vertical display space for shapes. SmartArt graphic layout
Bending Picture Accent List Use to show non-sequential or grouped blocks of information. The small circular shapes are designed to contain pictures. Works well for illustrating both Level 1 and Level 2 text. Maximizes both horizontal and vertical display space for shapes. SmartArt graphic layout
Continuous Picture List Use to show groups of interconnected information. The circular shapes are designed to contain pictures. SmartArt graphic layout
Descending Block List Use to show groups of related ideas or lists of information. The text shapes decrease in height sequentially, and the Level 1 text displays vertically. SmartArt graphic layout
Detailed Process Use with large amounts of Level 2 text to show a progression through stages. Detailed Process 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. 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
Horizontal Bullet List Use to show non-sequential or grouped lists of information. Works well with large amounts of text. All text has the same level of emphasis, and direction is not implied. SmartArt graphic layout
Horizontal Picture List Use to show non-sequential or grouped information with an emphasis on related pictures. The top shapes are designed to contain pictures. SmartArt graphic layout
Increasing Circle Process Use to show a series of steps, with the interior of the circle increasing with each step. Limited to seven Level 1 steps but unlimited Level 2 items. Works well with large amounts of Level 2 text. SmartArt graphic layout
Lined List Use to show large amounts of text divided into categories and subcategories. Works well with multiple levels of text. Text at the same level is separated by lines. 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. SmartArt graphic layout
Picture Caption List Use to show non-sequential or grouped blocks of information. The top shapes are designed to contain pictures and pictures are emphasized over text. Works well for pictures with short text captions. 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. 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
Pyramid List Use to show proportional, interconnected, or hierarchical relationships. Text appears in the rectangular shapes on top of the pyramid background. SmartArt graphic layout
Reverse List Use to change between two items. Only the first two items of text display, and each item can contain a large amount of text. Works well to show a change between two items or shift in order. 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
Stacked List Use to show groups of information or steps in a task, process, or workflow. Circular shapes contain Level 1 text, and the corresponding rectangles contain Level 2 text. Works well for numerous details and minimal Level 1 text. SmartArt graphic layout
Square Accent List Use to show lists of information divided into categories. Level 2 text appears beside a small square shape. Works well with large amounts of Level 2 text. 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
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. SmartArt graphic layout
Table List Use to show grouped or related information of equal value. The first Level 1 line of text corresponds to the top shape and its Level 2 text is used for the subsequent lists. 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
Trapezoid List Use to show grouped or related information of equal value. Works well with large amounts of text. 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
Vertical Box List Use to show several groups of information, especially groups with large amounts of Level 2 text. A good choice for bulleted lists of information. SmartArt graphic layout
Vertical Block List Use to show groups of information or steps in a task, process, or workflow. Works well with large amounts of Level 2 text. A good choice for text with a main point and multiple sub-points. SmartArt graphic layout
Vertical Bullet List Use to show non-sequential or grouped blocks of information. Works well for lists with long headings or top-level information. 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. SmartArt graphic layout
Vertical Picture Accent List Use to show non-sequential or grouped blocks of information. The small circles are designed to contain pictures. SmartArt graphic layout
Vertical Picture List Use to show non-sequential or grouped blocks of information. The small shapes on the left are designed to contain pictures. SmartArt graphic layout
Vertical Accent List Use to show lists of information. Level 2 text appears in rectangular shapes over vertical chevrons. Emphasizes Level 2 text over Level 1 text, and is a good choice for medium amounts of Level 2 text. 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. SmartArt graphic layout
Vertical Circle List Use to show sequential or grouped data. Works best for Level 1 text, which displays next to a large circular shape. Lower levels of text are separated with smaller circular shapes. SmartArt graphic layout
Vertical Curved List Use to show a curved list of information. To add pictures to the accent circle shapes, apply a picture fill. SmartArt graphic layout

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