How to Make a Decision Tree in Word | Lucidchart Blog
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Decision trees take the emotion out of decision making and put the focus back on the data so you can make wise choices for your business or organization. But before you start a decision tree, you have another decision to make: what program to build your diagram in, even if you ultimately need to store information in Microsoft Word.

Turn to Lucidchart. With our diagramming software, it’s easy to learn how to make a tree diagram in Word. Drawings in Word can get messy, but our diagramming tool includes templates, intuitive features, and Microsoft integrations to help you easily build your diagram and insert it.

Build quickly with a decision tree template for Word

Whether you need to decide if an investment opportunity will pay off or if you can get by without testing your software before launch, Lucidchart can help you make those decisions thoughtfully with impactful graphics. Try Lucidchart today with a free account.

We've provided a template for decision trees so you can simply type in your data and go. Click to open this decision tree template for Word:

decision tree template Word

If you want to start from scratch, Lucidchart’s drag-and-drop functionality still keeps decision tree creation simple. You’ll add shapes (nodes) to the editor and connect them with lines until you reach potential results. Use the following shapes to set up your diagram:

  • Square: Represents a decision
  • Circle: Represents an uncertain outcome
  • Triangle: Represents a final result

Using either method, you can customize your decision tree diagram to point out significant data or options that seem more lucrative.

Share using our Word add-in

You can share your decision tree directly from Lucidchart, but many of our users want to include extra documentation with their diagram to back up their reasoning. Import your decision tree diagram into Microsoft Word in a few clicks.

First, set up our Lucidchart add-in for Microsoft Word:

  1. Click Insert > Apps for Office.
  2. Locate Lucidchart in the App Store.
  3. Click “Add.”

A sidebar appears on your document, and once you log in to your Lucidchart account, you can access all of your Lucidchart documents from that sidebar. Click the diagram you want, and then click “Insert” to place the diagram or “Edit” to open the Lucidchart editor and make changes.

Once you know how to create a decision tree in Word, don’t stop there. Now that you have the Lucidchart add-in downloaded, add concept maps, mind maps, Venn diagrams, and flowcharts to your Word documents as well. Take your words and make them visual.

Microsoft Word add-in

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