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Creating an Organization Chart

An organization chart shows the reporting relationships between individuals in an organization. For example, you can show the relationship between a manager and employees within a company. You can create an organization chart using a SmartArt graphic (New!) or using Microsoft Organization Chart. A SmartArt graphic organization chart makes it easy to add shapes using the graphic portion or the Text pane.

Create an Organization Chart Using a SmartArt Graphic

yellow_circle_1.gif Click the Insert tab.

yellow_circle_2.gif Click the SmartArt button.

yellow_circle_3.gif In the left pane, click Hierarchy.

yellow_circle_4.gif In the middle pane, click a SmartArt organization chart type.

yellow_circle_5.gif Click OK.

The SmartArt graphic appears with a Text pane to insert text.

yellow_circle_6.gif Label the shapes by doing one of the following:

  • Type text in the [Text] box.

    You can use the arrow keys to move around the Text pane.

  • Click a shape, and then type text directly into the shape.

yellow_circle_7.gif To add shapes from the Text pane, place the insertion point at the beginning of the text where you want to add a shape, type the text you want, press Enter, and then to indent the new shape, press Tab or to promote, press Shift+Tab.

You can also click the Add Shape button arrow on the Design tab under SmartArt Tools, and then select the type of shape you want to add.

yellow_circle_8.gif When you’re done, click outside of the SmartArt graphic.

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