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Learn How To Create Org Chart In PowerPoint In 4 Simple Steps

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Do you want to create a visual representation of your business structure?

Learning how to insert organizational charts into your PowerPoint presentations would be best. This way, your potential clients and audience can easily understand the flow of your business.

In this blog post, we will walk through the following:

  • Add an org chart in PowerPoint via SmartArt

  • Add the org chart template to your PowerPoint

  • Add text to your org chart

  • Customize your organization chart

  • Benefits of adding org charts in your presentation

  • Frequently asked questions about creating org charts

Insert Organizational Chart in PowerPoint: A Step-by-Step Guide

Add an org chart in PowerPoint via SmartArt.

In creating org charts for your PowerPoint presentation, all you need to do is:

  1. Open your Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation.

    Open your MS PowerPoint.
  2. Select the slide where you want to insert the org chat. Then, go to the  "Insert" tab and click "SmartArt graphic" in the "Illustrations" group.

    Select a particular slide then go to "Insert" tab and click "SmartArt"
  3. Once the "Insert SmartArt graphic" dialog box appears, click the "Hierarchy" option. Select a specific org chart layout, then click the "Ok" button.

    A Insert SmartArt Graphics dialog box appear, go to "Heirarchy" and select a specific style for your org chart.
  4. Once you select the "Ok" button, your organization's hierarchy chart will appear on your slide deck.

    After you select "OK," your org chart appears directly to your presentation slide.Quick Tip: You can also click the placeholder text and select the "SmartArt" icon to open the "Insert SmartArt graphic" dialog box.You can also select "SmartArt" icon on the placeholder text of your slide.

Add the org chart template to your PowerPoint.

To create an organizational chart template for your presentation, follow these steps:

  1. In your PowerPoint presentation, select the "File" tab.

    Select "File" tab
  2. Click "New" right under the "Home" button.

    Click "New" box
  3. In the address bar, type "Org Chart" (no quotes) and click the magnifying glass icon to search.

    in the address bar, type organization charts and click the magnifying glass icon.
  4. Click a specific organization chart from the search results.

    The search result will appear in on MS PowerPoint windows and select a particular style for your org chart.
  5. When the dialog box opens and clicks "Create."

    After you select a specific org chart template in PowerPoint, click "Create" button in the dialog box for org chart template.
  6. You now have an organizational chart template in your PowerPoint presentation slide.

    You now have a org chart in your presentation slide.

Add text to your org chart.

To insert text into your organizational chart into your PowerPoint presentation, all you have to do is:

  1. Select the text box on your org chart where you want to add a text.

    Select a text box in your org chart in PowerPoint
  2. Start typing the person's name and position on your organizational chart.

    start typing the names and position of each person for your org chart in PowerPoint.
  3. Repeat the process until you add a text to all the text boxes in your organizational hierarchy structure.

    Repeat the process until you add a text to all text boxes on your org chart in PowerPoint.

Customize your organizational chart.

If you want to format an organizational chart in PowerPoint to provide a great visual representation of your organization structure, follow these steps:

  1. Select the org chart box on your presentation slide.

    Select your org chart on your MS PowerPoint
  2. If you want to change the text fill, outline, or effects and add shape fill, outline, or effects to your organizational chart, select the "Format" tab under "SmartArt Tools."

    click "Format" tab and select from the selection: text fill, outline, or effect and shape effects, fill or outline.
  3. If you want to change your organizational chart layout and SmartArt style, click the "SmartArt Design" tab.

    You can also click "SmartArt Design" tab to change your chart layout and SmartArt style.

Benefits of adding org charts to your presentation.

These are the advantages of adding org charts when you present to potential clients or your employees:

  1. It shows an organization's hierarchy to your business partners.

  2. It assists new employees in better understanding their jobs and duties.

  3. It makes strategic planning more manageable.

Final Thoughts on How to Create Org Charts in PowerPoint

If you're struggling to create an organizational chart in PowerPoint, choose any of the simplest methods above!

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Frequently Asked Questions on How to Create Org Charts in PowerPoint:

What is an organizational hierarchy chart?

An organizational hierarchy chart illustrates the ranks of people in a company. The highest-ranking individuals will be at the top of the chart, and lower-ranking people will be beneath them. You can also use this chart to showcase reporting relationships in an organization.

What are the shortcut keys for the "SmartArt" graphic in PowerPoint?

The shortcut keys to enable "SmartArt" graphics are ALT+N+M.

Can I manually create a professional organizational chart without using "SmartArt"?

Yes, you can. Use the text box and shape options in the "Insert" tab of your MS PowerPoint.

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