To get a quick start on creating an org chart, download a pre-designed template, and then customize it.

  1. In PowerPoint, on the File tab, click New.

  2. In the Search for online TEMPLATES and themes box, type org chart, and then click
    Create an org chart in PowerPoint using a template
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  3. Choose an org chart from the search results.

    Create an org chart in PowerPoint using a template

  4. Click Create.

Create an org chart in PowerPoint using a template

Note:  If you copy and paste the org chart slide into another presentation, to match the destination presentation’s format, in Paste Options, be sure to choose Use the Destination Theme.

Create an org chart in PowerPoint using a template

  1. To replace the placeholder text with your own, click inside each shape, highlight the text that you want to change, and then type your text.

    Create an org chart in PowerPoint using a template

Customize your org chart

  1. Click a shape in the org chart and when SmartArt Tools appear, click either the Design or Format tab.

  2. Do one or more of the following:

    • On the Design tab:

      Create an org chart in PowerPoint using a template

      • Add more shapes to your org chart (to contain more names) or move shapes around in the Create Graphic group.

      • Change the style of the org chart in the SmartArt Styles group.

      • Change the org chart colors by clicking Change Colors.

      • Change the layout of the org chart in the Layouts group.

    • On the Format tab:

      Create an org chart in PowerPoint using a template

      • Reformat the text in the WordArt Styles group.

      • Change the shapes in the Shape Styles group.

      • Change the style and width of lines connecting SmartArt shapes

      • Rearrange the shapes in your org chart in the Arrange group.

      • Change the size of a shape in the Size and Shapes groups.

Note:  You can also create your own SmartArt Graphics org chart, including an organization chart with pictures.

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