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Use Word to create an organizational chart in minutes

You don't need special software or advanced design abilities to create an organizational chart. Here's how to make a quick-and-easy org chart in Word.

When you need to come up with an organizational chart in a hurry, you don't have to sacrifice a professional appearance in order to meet your deadline. Here's how to create a polished organizational chart in Word.

Say you need to deliver an organizational chart of your department that includes the department head, her assistant, and three supervisors who each have three subordinates. Follow these steps:

  1. Click where you want the chart to appear in your document.
  2. Go to Insert | Picture | Organization Chart.
  3. Click the Autoformat button on the Organization Chart toolbar and select the desired format to the left. Click OK.
  4. Click the top box, click Insert Shape from the Organization Chart toolbar and select Assistant.
  5. On the next row, click the left box, click Insert Shape, and select Subordinate three times.
  6. Click the Middle box, click Insert Shape and select Subordinate three times.
  7. Click the Right box, click Insert Shape, and select Subordinate three times.
  8. Click to enter the appropriate text in each box.
  9. Click the top box, click select in the toolbar, and select Branch.
  10. Select the desired font and font size from the Formatting toolbar.

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