Office - Create an organization chart by using SmartArt

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If you want to illustrate the reporting relationships in your company or organization, you can create a SmartArt graphic that uses an organization chart layout, such as Organization Chart

Overview of creating an organization chart

Use a SmartArt graphic to create an organization chart in Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, or Word to show the reporting relationships in an organization, such as department managers and non-management employees.

Shows an example of a SmartArt Organizational Chart

If you're unfamiliar with using SmartArt graphics, you might want to read the following articles before getting started on an organization chart:

Create an organization chart

  1. On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click SmartArt.

    Shows the SmartArt button in the Insert tab
    Example of the Illustrations group on the Insert tab in PowerPoint 2016

  2. In the Choose a SmartArt Graphic gallery, click Hierarchy, click an organization chart layout (such as Organization Chart), and then click OK.

    Shows the SmartArt dialog box with Hierarchy selected

  3. To enter your text, do one of the following:

    • Click in a box in the SmartArt graphic, and then type your text.

      Typing in a box in a SmartArt graphic

      Note: For best results, use this option after you add all of the boxes that you want.

    • Click [Text] in the Text pane, and then type your text.

      Typing in the Text pane
    • Copy text from another location or program, click [Text] in the Text pane, and then paste your text.


      • If the Text pane is not visible, click the control on the edge of the SmartArt graphic.

      • Text pane control