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Modifying an Organization Chart

Like any SmartArt graphic, you can add special effects—such as soft edges, glows, or 3-D effects, and animation—to an organization chart. If your organization chart doesn’t quite look the way you want, live preview (New!) can help you preview layouts in the Quick Styles (New!) and Layout Styles (New!) groups and select the one you want. If you only want to change the color, you can choose different color schemes using theme colors by using the Change Color button (New!).

Change the Layout or Apply a Quick Style to an Organization Chart

1.gif Click the SmartArt graphic you want to modify.

2.gif Click the Design tab under SmartArt Tools.

3.gif Click the scroll up or down arrow, or click the More list arrow in the Layouts group or Quick Styles group to see additional styles.

The gallery displays different layouts or the current layout with different theme colors.

4.gif Point to a style.

A live preview (New!) of the style appears in the current shape.

5.gif Click the layout or style for the SmartArt graphic you want from the gallery.

Modify an Organization Chart Layout Using a SmartArt Graphic

1.gif Select the shapes in the SmartArt graphic you want to modify.

2.gif Click the Design tab under SmartArt Tools.

3.gif Click the shape with the layout you want to change.

4.gif Click the Organization Chart Layout button, and then select the option you want:

  • Standard. Traditional top down chart.
  • Both. Relational left and right chart.
  • Left Hanging or Right Hanging. Left or right hanging down chart.

5.gif When you’re done, click outside of the SmartArt graphic.

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