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How to make an organizational chart in PowerPoint

Use PowerPoint to track your organization's power dynamic.
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January 18, 2023

Organizational charts are a great way to visually outline a professional group’s structure. As pieces move around and roles change, you can track every shift through org charts. With PowerPoint, you can put together org charts with ease. Let’s review how to create an org chart in PowerPoint.

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QUICK ANSWER

To create an org chart in PowerPoint, go to Insert > SmartArt > Hierarchy. Choose the layout you desire for your org chart, then click OK.


JUMP TO KEY SECTIONS

How to create an organizational chart in PowerPoint (SmartArt)

To start an org chart, go to the Insert tab in PowerPoint.

go to the insert tab in powerpoint
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In the Illustrations section, click SmartArt.

select smartart powerpoint
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In the Choose a SmartArt Graphic menu, go to the Hierarchy tab.

select hierarchy smartart powerpoint
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The four diagrams at the top are targeted toward org charts. However, you can use any of the listed templates to get started. Click OK when you’ve selected the one you want to start with.

choose your org chart structure
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Use the options in the SmartArt Design tab at the top to customize the aesthetic of your org chart. When ready, use the Type your text here field to fill in the details for your org chart.

customize your org chart as you see fit in powerpoint
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How to insert an organizational chart in PowerPoint (Templates)

PowerPoint also gives you the option of starting with a premade template. Several of these are available when you start a new PowerPoint presentation.

org chart templates in powerpoint
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  1. In PowerPoint, click the File tab at the top.
  2. Click New from the menu on the left.
  3. In the Search for online templates and themes field, look up “organization chart.”
  4. Choose one of the templates to get started.

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