Organizational Chart Template - Word
Org charts are an ideal way to document internal structure of a club, company, or nonprofit organization. They're used to denote employees' roles, personal information, and relationships with other people in the organization.
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Creating Org Chart Templates - Word
Org charts are simple when you have the right software. For example, Lucidchart was created to handle org charts, along with other technical diagrams. Although Word isn't designed for this purpose, you can still use it to structure and publish basic org charts. Remember that desktop software like Word isn't as flexible as more modern tools—real-time collaboration is not possible with Word, and neither is seamless online publishing. Try Lucidchart if you need cross-platform compatibility, access from any device, or interactive elements.
Continue reading for three ways to make org chart templates in Word.
How to make an org chart template in Word
Open a new document in Microsoft Word.
Add shapes to the page by clicking Insert, then choose either SmartArt or Shapes.
If you click SmartArt:
- Choose a graphic from the dialog that appears, then click OK.
- To replace the graphic with another, click the object and select the SmartArt Graphics option (Insert > SmartArt). Then choose another graphic.
- Add shapes until your organization's structure is fully represented.
If you select Shapes:
- Choose the shape you want to add, then click on the doc to insert. You can also click and drag on the page to set height and width for the shape.
- Add shapes until every member of your organization is represented.
Connect shapes with lines by clicking Insert > Shapes. Pick the line style you like, then click and drag the page to create a line.
Add details to each org chart shape by double-clicking the object and typing. Fonts can be altered with the menu that pops up next to a selected text box.
To make quick style changes, right-click an object (or right-click while holding Shift on a selection of shapes), then choose from the menu that appears.
For more comprehensive formatting options, select the object. You’ll see either one tab (Format) or two (Format and Design) appear in the ribbon. Click on them to use the customizable options within.
Now you have a great-looking org chart template in Word!
How to import a finished Lucidchart org chart into Word
Open this org chart template in Lucidchart or create one of your own.
Add details to each shape by double-clicking and typing. Click the context panel to alter the amount of information that's displayed.
To add new roles, click from the supervisor's shape, then drag and release. A new shape will appear.
To alter text formatting, select a text box by clicking it and choosing options from the properties bar at the top of the page.
Change color fill and other graphical properties by selecting an object (or multiple objects with Shift + click), then select options in the properties bar on top or graphic panel on the right side of the page.
Save the diagram as a .PNG file by clicking File > Download As, then select the .PNG option.
Open a Word document, then click Insert > Pictures. Add the newly downloaded file.
Your org chart template is ready for saving and sharing from Word.
How to import a Lucidchart org chart as a photo background into Word
Open this org chart template in Lucidchart or create one from a blank template.
Delete any text or elements that may interfere with overlaid elements in the Word document.
Adjust graphical settings as desired with the properties bar and graphic panel in the Lucidchart editor.
Click File > Download As and select the .PNG option.
Open a Word file, click Insert > Pictures, then choose the image you just downloaded.
Click Insert > Text Box. Align your text boxes with the image, then double-click each text box to enter your own words.
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